Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleh Nemchinov claims that if a lockdown is introduced, public transport will be able to work within the restrictions. He announced this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel, Unian news agency reported.
The minister noted that if a lockdown is introduced, entry and exit from the country will be open for citizens of Ukraine, no restrictions on international traffic are planned.
He was also asked why, during a possible enhanced lockdown in January, the government is going to allow public transport and not close intercity traffic, although many passengers ignore the wearing of masks.
"We do not stop using cars because of accidents. We are talking about the actual use of transport with even stricter restrictions - using exclusively seating places," Nemchinov said.
As we reported earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said that he would recommend to introduce a full lockdown in the country from the beginning of January.
It is planned that the future lockdown will last three weeks. The Cabinet of Ministers will discuss the format of strict quarantine at a meeting on Wednesday, December 9.