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Kyivites disobey quarantine restrictions, hence record number of cases on June 11, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Public places, such as restaurants, cafes and markets, are still considered dangerous for citizens, as they are possible areas of contamination
15:36, 12 June 2020

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Citizens refuse to obey the lockdown measures in the Ukrainian capital, and this is what caused the record-large number of Covid-19 cases in Kyiv on June 11. Volodymyr Bondarenko, the advisor of Kyiv mayor said so on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

The official reiterated that certain public places, such as restaurants, cafes and markets, are still dangerous for citizens. Kyiv city state administration urges the citizens to abide by quarantine restrictions.  

"(...) we continue looking into this situation because currently, we have no information about any certain sphere of urban life being aetiologic agents of increased contamination rate. There are two moments, objective and subjective ones", Bondarenko said.

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The objective reason for a rapid spike in the Covid-19 incidence in Kyiv was the weakening of the lockdown; the subjective reason was the flippant attitude to quarantine mitigation.

"For most of our compatriots, weakened lockdown and the opportunity to get back to their jobs was somehow equal to ending of the quarantine, which is why they breach simple quarantine restrictions, such as wearing protective equipment and keeping social distance. So we begin to observe a massive spread. This is one of the reasons of the increasing numbers of infected people today", - Bondarenko said.

Earlier, medics confirmed 95 new cases of Covid-19 in Kyiv on June 11 alone. That number became the all-time record in this city since the epidemic reached Ukraine.

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