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Ukrainian local bodies cannot mitigate lockdown, - Health Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Only central commission on human-generated environmental and emergency situations has the authorities on mitigation of the restrictions
16:15, 3 August 2020

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The local bodies, according to their authorities, can only tighten particular epidemiological restrictions but cannot mitigate them as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

According to the regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers, which came into force on August 1, the algorithm is determined toward particular administrative-territorial units with different levels of epidemiological danger starting from green and ending with red zone.

“Only central commission on human-generated environmental and emergency situations has the authorities on imposing of these restrictions as it determined the different level of danger. Concerning the local bodies, according to their authorities, they can only tighten particular epidemiological restrictions but cannot mitigate them,” the minister said.

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Stepanov underlined that the conditions of the adaptive quarantine that act all over the country are the maximally possible balance between work and epidemiological safety.

“We do not determine the difficult situation in the territory of the whole region but in a city or area. We maximally inform through the website of the Health Ministry and show the situation. There is no policy, subjective perspective, favorite areas or other tales. There are just figures and level of danger,” Stepanov concluded.

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On August 1, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers' decree No. 641 "On the introduction of quarantine and enhanced anti-epidemic measures" came into force in Ukraine. The document extends the adaptive quarantine until August 31, 2020. The government specified that, depending on the epidemiological situation, according to the level of the epidemic danger of the spread of Covid-19, all regions are divided into several zones: green, yellow, orange and red.

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