President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted that from May 22 another mitigation of the lockdown will take place, not its abolishing as he reminded during the address to the Ukrainians as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.
“It is the third day when we live in the regime of the first stage of the mitigation of the quarantine. The keyword is mitigation. It is not abolishing, end but mitigation. It concerns only particular types of activity. It does not mean that everyone can relax: walk without a mask, gathering in big companies, or not observing the distance. Nobody canceled it,” Zelensky reminded.
According to him, the second stage of the mitigation of the lockdown is planned for May 22.
“It will concern, particularly, sporting events, work of hotels, holding of external independent testing and others. I know that people do not understand what summer will be like. How to plan the vacation, when the planes and trains will be launched. When the cinemas, beaches and the metro will work again. The answer is simple: everything depends on us,” the president noted.
As we reported, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers extended the lockdown in Ukraine until May 22. However, some easing is expected. Starting from May 11: the opening of parks, squares, recreation areas, beauty salons, summer venues of food establishments, libraries, museums.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated that the lockdown will be extended after May 22 but it will be adaptive. In other words, the restrictive measures will vary in different regions and cities.