Kharkiv City Council at its session on Wednesday made a decision on the early termination of the powers of mayor Hennadiy Kernes. 83 MPs voted in favour.
"To take into account the fact of the death of Kharkiv mayor Hennadiy Adolfovych Kernes on December 16, 2020, in connection with which it is considered that the powers of Kharkiv mayor were terminated early from the date of his death," the statement reads.
As we reported earlier, Kernes was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in September. Some sources reported that he had fallen into a coma, but the information was not confirmed. On September 15, it was stated that his friends and relatives had been considering options for transportation to one of the European countries. The initial place for transportation was Vienna, but then Germany became a priority.
On October 2, Hennadiy Kernes received a negative test result, which means there were no traces of Covid-19 in his body.
On December 11, he suffered kidney failure. The official was put on hemodialysis.
He died on December 17 from the consequences of Covid-19. The mourning ceremony took place from 09:00 a.m. until 01:00 p.m. in the lobby of Kharkiv Opera House.