Zelensky supports increasing responsibility for breaking quarantine rules

Source : 112 Ukraine

"People should be aware that they could be fined instantly when not wearing masks", the head of the state said
21:14, 22 October 2020

Ukrainian President Zelensky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky supports increasing responsibility for breaching the rules of the quarantine in the country. Zelensky himself said so in an intervire with Ukrainian TV channels.

"I guess our people relaxed too much. I understand they got tired of Covid, and it's understandable. But it's just wrong not to wear the mask. There should be changes in the legal frameworks in terms of fines. I believe it's a right thing to do - a person should be aware he/she could be fined for not wearing the mask - instead of this protocol procedure stuff, when the policeman makes a report, and then the court looks into it", Zelensky said.

He also added it is a scary thing to see 20-30,000 people gathering in cities on holidays.

Related: Ukrainian government does not plan to introduce strict lockdown measures, - Zelensky

"We warned Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv. The wave [of new cases] erupted in these regions. There are criminal cases opened in these cities", Zelensky said.

Earlier, he stated that the government does not plan to impose strict quarantine restrictions, despite the increase in Covid-19 cases. 

Zelensky noted that the introduction of a lockdown in the country could completely stop the economy.

"The issues of additional medical equipment, medical support and the number of doctors are currently being given maximum efforts," the president said.

Related: Zelensky says ready to test Ukrainian Covid-19 vaccine if it passes clinical tests

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