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Covid-19: Public transport traffic could be suspended in Zhytomyr region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Neither drivers, nor passengers take due safety measures amidst the spreading disease
10:04, 18 March 2020

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Local authorities in Zhytomyr region (nortern Ukraine) could suspend the traffic of public transport if the Chinese coronavirus keeps spreading further. A reporter of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that on Wednesday morning.

So far there have been no restrictions; the transport works as usual.

"As for the public transport... Neither drivers, nor passengers care about maximum 20 people getting on one bus. The overwhelming majority of people who currently stay on bus stops do not wear masks, nor do the drivers. It's the last morning when the public transport works in the usual mode. Tomorrow (March 19, - 112 International), the number of public transport will be reduced, Zhytomyr regional administration reports. This is done so as to cut the expenses", the correspondent said.

Related: Respiratory masks will be distributed in Kyiv for free when available, - city hall

As of March 17, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported 14 officially confirmed cases of Covid-19; two of 14 patients deceased. The data is correct as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Most of the cases are observed in Chernivtsi region, western Ukraine; one case was registered in Zhytomyr region, and one more in Kyiv region. Another two cases were observed in Kyiv.

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