President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the possibility of the renewal of the work of the metro, stating that it is not difficult to sign the paper and open the underground even tomorrow. However, the consequences of such a decision might be bad. Thus, the president responded to the request of Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko to the government on the renewal of the metro’s work in the usual mode from May 25 as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.
“Please, understand – it is not difficult for us to sign a paper and open the metro even tomorrow or allow to hold the concerts. But what the consequences will be? The millions of diseased with coronavirus? Then we will be forced to strengthen the lockdown instead of mitigation,” Zelensky stated.
Earlier, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko turned to the government, asking to resume the work of the underground in the Ukrainian capital. He admitted that the city hall opposed the idea of shutting down the underground for as long as it could until the Cabinet decided otherwise.
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.