Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko urged the city's residents to stop breaching the lockdown and not to organize any mass gatherings.
"Some people believe a threat concerns whoever possible but not themselves. It is a foolish thing to believe that, to put it mildly. There are reasonable citizens and those who still didn't get it, unfortunately. When they ask you to limit your contacts and not to leave your house, you gather a company and go for a picnic; you gather full houses in playgrounds; you refuse to be put under observation after returning from conditionally closed airspace; you laugh and you don't believe, and for some reason, you think it will be a narrow escape", he said.
He reminded the example of other countries where the doctors choose who will be saved from death due to Covid-19, and who won't be saved. The official reiterated that the situation with the pandemic is a serious one.
"I'm not exaggerating here: if these parties and massive spring break outside continue, we all face a big disaster. Because of the frivolous people who don't live up to limitations, who ignore their safety and that of the others", Klitschko said.
He also denied the cliche that the virus hits only elderly people; there are two kids among the infected in Kyiv, and a lot of cases of infection of people older than 30 years. Most of them are at hospitals in critical condition.
"I urge everyone: stop living illusions and look at reality, please. Taking care of yourself means taking care of your loved ones, those you contact and a lot of other people", the mayor said.