Ukraine toughens quarantine conditions in yellow zone areas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yellow vaccination certificates will only be valid for 30 days, not 120 days like it was before
14:00, 24 November 2021

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is about to approve the changes for the conditions of adaptive quarantine in Ukraine - namely, these concerning the yellow zone rules. Denys Shmygal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine said so during the government session on Wednesday.

According to the amended rules, public establishments, gyms, restaurants et cetera can now work as long as the entire staff got vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine against coronavirus; alternatively, the workers should be carrying a negative PCR test or recovery certificate. The same goes for hosting the visitors.

Yellow vaccination certificates will only be valid for 30 days, not 120 days like it was before. The certificates are to be scanned with Diya app, not just checked visually. The fine for improper checks ranges from 1,263 to 6,320 U.S. dollars. 

Related: Quarantine restrictions tightened in Belgium

As it was reported, commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada on human rights Liudmyla Denisova asked the Cabinet of Ministers not to dismiss for refusal of vaccination, and to allow to work remotely.

The Ministry of Health plans to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for healthcare workers. It is also planned to add employees of local self-government bodies to the list.

All unvaccinated officials and teachers will be suspended from work from November 8. It does not apply to people who have absolute contraindications for preventive vaccinations against Covid-19 and received a medical opinion on the presence of contraindications for vaccination against Covid-19 issued by a healthcare institution.

At the same time, sick leave benefits are not provided to employees who have been fired for refusing or evading compulsory preventive vaccination against acute respiratory illness Covid-19.

Related: Greece introduces new quarantine restrictions for unvaccinated people

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