Reinforced police patrols will be on duty near cemeteries across Ukraine today, which will ensure that people comply with quarantine restrictions and the ban on visiting the cemetery. The website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that.
To prevent violations, more than 22,000 police and military personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine will be involved in service.
By the decision of the state commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergency situations dated April 21, 2020, the chairmen of the regional and Kyiv city state administrations, with the participation of local governments, were instructed to prohibit citizens from visiting cemeteries and certain burial places on traditional funeral days, except in cases of burial.
Also, according to the decree of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated April 21, 2020 "Concerning counteracting the spread of coronavirus on funeral days", it is recommended that local authorities, local governments in order to counteract the spread of coronavirus in places of mass crowds, be closed for visiting cemeteries, except in cases of burial deceased subject to anti-epidemic rules.
Police officers along with the National Guard during the funeral days will ensure law and order and monitor compliance with quarantine restrictions. In particular, reinforced patrols will be on duty near cemeteries. At the same time, the main task of law enforcement officers is to conduct explanatory work regarding the ban on visits to burial places and the need to comply with all quarantine restrictions, because these measures are aimed at preserving the health and life of people.
The National Police urges citizens to adhere to time limits and to understand the work of law enforcement officers.
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