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Kyiv goes for second stage of softening lockdown, public transport to be launched May 23

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ground public transport starts operating on Saturday noon; the underground will resume working on May 25
13:00, 23 May 2020

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Kyiv is ready to proceed to the second stage of mitigation of restrictive measures, in connection with which from 12 noon on Saturday, May 23, ground-based public transport will start operating in the city, and from Monday, May 25, the metro will resume its work. The Kyiv City State Administration (KSCA) stated this following a meeting of the standing commission on technological environmental safety and emergency situations.

As the Acting First Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Valentyn Mondrievsky noted, when making such a decision, the change in indicators was taken into account to weaken anti-epidemic measures.

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"In the capital, the total number of new cases of Covid-19 over the past seven days per 100,000 people is less than 12 people, namely 11.7%. The workload of beds in health care facilities identified for hospitalization of patients with a confirmed case of Covid-19 is less than 50%, namely 35%. The average number of PCR tests is more than 12 people per 100 thousand people over the past seven days, namely 37.7. Therefore, it was decided to move to the second stage of easing anti-epidemic restrictions in compliance with all standards and regulations," Mondrievsky said.

The Ground public transport starts operating on Saturday noon. Stores with an area of ​​up to 1,000 square meters may also open their doors.

"The Kyiv Metro utility will resume passenger transportation from May 25. Also, agricultural fairs will resume on Monday," Mondrievsky said.

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The capital regime continues to operate in the capital, so passengers will be allowed into transport only if personal protective equipment is available. Also, a mask will be needed during visits to store and fairs.

As we reported earlier, in Ukraine, as of the morning of May 23, the number of Covid-19-infected people in Ukraine increased to 20,580 (+432 per day).

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