Quarantine restrictions may be hardened during the lockdown in Kyiv. Kindergartens may be shut down, and even a halt of public transport traffic is possible. Mykola Povoroznyk, the first deputy head of Kyiv city state administration said so on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"Regrettably, the situation has not improved yet. We see citizens showing a lot of childishness regarding the quarantine restrictions", he said.
According to him, over the last two weeks, over a thousand of new hospital beds for Covid-19 patients appeared in kyiv's hospital; but even these beds will soon be full.
The official assessed the epidemiological background in the Ukrainian capital as "critical". "Children who study in the grades from 1st to 4th did not go to school today... If the situation does not change, we'll have to close these grades and kindergartens, and to make the decision to limit the work of public transport in general", Povoroznyk added.
Kyiv is now in the red quarantine zone due to the spread of Covid-19; the lockdown was introduced on March 23. It will last until April 9. All regular and irregular transport movement - except for transit movement - is banned in the red zones.
Earlier, Kyiv city state administration claimed that the work of public transport will not be suspended. However, at this rate, the local government could even impose special IDs for public transport, as long as the epidemiological situation remains complicated.