“We, in the government, hope and do everything possible to enable the first steps for ‘relaunching the economy’ at the end of April. In a number of stages, relaxing quarantine, firstly, for young people and later for older…in the second half of May,” Avakov noted.
He believes that the country will finally recover from the quarantine by the summer. But such a scenario, according to Avakov is possible, in case, if all citizens will strictly observe quarantine restrictions and the further possible peak of coronavirus epidemic will be avoided.
On March 13, the government closed the border for foreigners. Starting from midnight on March 17, Ukraine closed all types of movement through the state border within the measures on the fight against coronavirus pandemic. The ban was introduced for the international railway, air and bus traffic. However, the evacuation of the Ukrainians continued. On March 25, the Cabinet of Ministers extended quarantine for 30 days, up to April 24. Besides, the state border was completely closed on March 28.