President's Office comments on introduction of quarantine during New Year holidays

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such lockdown will be considered if the weekend quarantine "does not work"
21:30, 20 November 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
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Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko notes that it is too early to talk about a "New Year lockdown" in Ukraine. It was reported by Interfax.

"The "New Year lockdown" option is being considered in all countries, we hear this from all European colleagues, but it is too early to talk about this. Let us see what we will achieve by weekend quarantine. This is a situation that changes from week to week," Tymoshenko said.

Related: Zelensky praises introduction of weekend lockdown

As we reported earlier, Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that introduction of the weekend lockdown allowed to reduce the mobility of the population on the previous Saturday and Sunday by 18-27%.

"The mobility of the population on the first ‘lockdown’ Saturday decreased by 18%, on Sunday - by 27%," Lyashko said.

According to him, if the proposed lockdown restrictions were fully complied with in the country, the mobility of the population over the weekend would have decreased even more.

Lyashko expressed the hope that the mobility of the population would be reduced to 50% the following week.

Related: 2,400 facilities closed in Ukraine due to violation of weekend quarantine

The Cabinet of Ministers made a decision to introduce the weekend quarantine all across the country.

The strict quarantine will act from 00:00 a.m. Saturday until 00:00 a.m. Monday. On the weekend, only objects of the critical infrastructure, particularly, groceries, drug stores and transport will work in the country.

The work of shopping malls, sport centers, fitness centers, swimming polls, theaters and holding of the mass events is banned.

Besides, the hosting of people in restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities is banned.

Related: Parliament fails to vote for abolishing of weekend lockdown in Ukraine


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