Ukraine's public transport to resume work not earlier than June, - Minister of Infrastructure

Source : 112 Ukraine

The mask regime will remain mandatory in public transport
16:37, 18 April 2020


Ukraine's public transport will resume its work not earlier than June, and only after the Cabinet of Ministers begins to lift quarantine restrictions. This was stated by Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krikliy, reports Channel 24.

“When the wave goes down, then we can resume the work of public transport so that it works stably,” he said.

He added that even after this, the mask regime will remain mandatory in public transport.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the weakening of lockdown in Ukraine could take place in May. Then, probably, the restrictions for public transport will be softened.

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Resuming the public transport movement in Ukraine depends on the rate of morbidity and fatalities caused by coronavirus. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy said so earlier to Obozrevatel news agency. According to him, if the rate of morbidity decreases, the restrictions for public trasnport movement will be gradually lifted, too; that includes underground.

"It is too soon to talk about certain terms. It's definitely no sooner than in May. I would forecast June or July", the Minister said.

Krykliy admitted that the launch of public transport in Ukraine also depends on every Ukrainian. "[It depends on] how adequate we perceive the restrictions, including self-isolation, the way we wear masks, the way we don't go for any barbecue parties with our family", the official said.

The public transport movement in Ukraine was suspended on March 23. Only passengers with special IDs can use public transport in Kyiv and some other cities.

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