Kyiv imposes extra measures against Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The holding of mass events is restricted, disinfection is intensified
15:55, 6 March 2020


The extra measures for the prevention of Covid-19 coronavirus spread are assumed in Kyiv. The holding of cultural and mass events in enclosed spaces is restricted as Permanent Commission on technogenic environmental security and emergency of Kyiv City State Administration reported.

“The Department of education of and science, Department of youth and sports, Department of social policy, Department of culture, district state administrations of Kyiv, heads of higher educational establishments should restrict the holding of cultural and mass events in enclosed spaces and dormitories,” the message said.

Besides, the wet cleaning with the use of disinfectants will take place as well as frequent regular cross ventilation of rooms will take place.

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In the hospitals, the patients with the signs of acute respiratory viral infections will be admitted separately from other patients. The specialists of the ambulance, healthcare facilities should be provided with pulse oximeters and non-invasive lung ventilation machines.

The Department of healthcare and Farmatsia public utility enterprise are ordered to provide the medical facilities with the stock of the antiviral drugs, disinfectants and personal protection equipment. The network of pharmacies should have a sufficient number of antiviral, medicinal and vitamin drugs, nonspecific means of prophylaxis of flu and acute respiratory viral infections, as well as personal protection equipment and their continues, sell.

First Deputy Chair of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk promised that the city will create extra filters at the airports.

“We are ready and we act according to the situation. I urge everyone not to spread panic, stick to the sanitary and hygienic norms and be responsible for your own health and health of people around you. At the slightest sign of the disease, appeal to your family doctor,” Povoroznyk said.

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Kyiv metro and Kyivpastrans should reinforce current disinfection measures at the stops, the metro stations, rolling stock, train carriages, at entrance halls and rooms of metro stations. Besides, the employees should be provided with the personal hygiene means and personal protection equipment (antiseptics, single-use medical masks) and hold daily control over their health state not to admit people with the signs of respiratory viral infections for work.

Heads of the institutions, enterprises, organizations should enhance the regime of current disinfection in the place were large numbers of people present such as train stations, trade facilities, cultural facilities and trade and entertaining places, cinemas and so on. The workers of the institutions should be provided with necessary conditions for observation of the rules of personal hygiene, hold proper training on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection.

As we reported, as of March 6, in Ukraine, nine people are suspected of being infected with coronavirus.

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