Head of Kyiv city state administration Vitaliy Klitschko turned to the government, asking to resume the work of the underground in the Ukrainian capital. The mayor said so during the online briefing on May 13.
"I ask the government to allow to restore the work of the underground in the capital starting from May 22; May 25, to be precise, because May 22 is Friday, and then, a weekend follows. Of course, we're going to take into account with the spread of the virus, and we hope it will not worsen!", Klitschko said.
He admitted that the city hall opposed the idea of shutting down the underground for as long as it could, until the Cabinet decided otherwise.
"But today, when more and more people get back to their work, there's a collapse going on in the city. And we will insist on the resuming of the underground's work. As for the idea of using special IDs that provide the right to use the underground, it makes no sense whatsoever. There will be huge crowds, and it will become even worse", the mayor said.
Vitaliy Klitschko insisted that citizens still should observe Heathcare Ministry's recommendations to avoid further spread of Covid-19. According to him, the underground should be working in the usual mode, which would lift the excessive load on the transport network and let all public transport work normally. "But I'd like to turn to Kyiv citizens: it doesn't mean everyone can take a ride as usual. This is where your rtesponsibility steps in - for keeping the distance, wearing a mask and gloves, and living up to elementary rules. ANd one should only use transport to go to work, for business, only when necessary", Klitschko said.