Kyiv may return to strict lockdown , - Mayor Klitschko

Source : 112 Ukraine

He revealed how quarantine measures will be mitigated in Kyiv
20:41, 8 May 2020

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Shopping malls in Kyiv will open during the next stage of lifting of the restrictions but the capital may return to the strict quarantine again as Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported.

“Concerning the opening of large shopping malls – it will be the second wave of lifting of the restrictions. And we will rely only on the incidence statistics. If the outbreak of the infection occurs against we may return to the strict quarantine,” he said.

Related: Quarantine measures in Kyiv to be gradually lifted since May 12, - Klitschko

Klitschko added that the shopping malls will resume work when the restrictions for the work of public transport are lifted.

“We prepare to it. I hope that after May 22, more mitigation will be introduced,” he said.

Related: Ukrainian entrepreneurs protest against quarantine measures in Kyiv

Schools, kindergartens and playgrounds are still closed in Kyiv.

“The opening of schools and kindergartens, where a great concentration of children to occur, may lead to the outbreak of infection again. The decision not to open schools and kindergartens is tied only with this fact. If the adults may stick to the rules, it is very difficult to control children in kindergartens, schools and playgrounds. That is why, not to spread the infection and keep the health of our children, we will not open the education facilities on the first stage,” Klitschko said.

Related: Returning to life: How different countries exit from coronavirus lockdown?

As we reported, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers intends to extend the lockdown in Ukraine until May 22. However, some easing is expected. So, that is what should be expected to start from May 11: the opening of parks, squares, recreation areas, beauty salons, summer venues of food establishments, libraries, museums.


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