The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal responded to the call of Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko to introduce an all-Ukrainian lockdown and limit interregional communication. He stated this on his Facebook page.
Shmyhal said he was confident that the capital will be able to quickly pass the peak in the case of effective control over the anti-epidemic measures provided by the "red" level of danger. According to the Prime Minister, Kyiv has a lot more resources and opportunities to resist the spread of infection and protect people effectively.
“This is what the Kyiv city authorities should focus on today. The head of the Kyiv City State Administration, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, as well as other officials, has a responsibility to implement and control the local lockdown ... But if the mayor of Kyiv, who is also the head of the city administration, has a different opinion… And he believes that at the same time the powers of the mayor and the head of the Kyiv City State Administration are not enough to effectively resist Covid-19 in the capital, then we can apply to the President of Ukraine together,” Shmyhal said.
In addition, Shmygal stressed that there is no need to introduce a total lockdown across the country because adaptive quarantine works on.
As it was reported earlier, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko called on the Cabinet of Ministers to introduce an all-Ukrainian lockdown.