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Chop city in “red zone”: Сitizens protest

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters gathered near the Chop City Council
14:42, 14 September 2020

The poster at the Chop city rally says : "Sponsor of our vacation is coronavirus"
Ukrayinska Pravda

About 100 people gathered near the Chop City Council to protest against the city’s inclusion in the “red” zone. 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent Adriana Baran said this on air.

“Kindergartens are being closed, schools are being transferred to online education, public transport stops. People are against it. They are standing with special posters. The mayor has not addressed the citizens yet,” the journalist said.

According to the protestors, they are not satisfied with the “red zone,” as the city is blocked for all segments of population.

“We don’t want the city to be blocked. We want children to go to school, the entrepreneurs to be left in peace and the public transport to start working. It is not a martial law to occupy the city,” one of protesters said.

A local resident said at the rally that there is not any infectious disease hospital in the city, but there are patients who are treated at home and are on self-isolation.

“The city is small, we all know each other - there are infected, but in a light form. It cannot be the “red zone,” the protester said.

Related: 72 people died from complications of coronavirus in Ukraine per day

As it was reported earlier, from August 31, the new epidemical zones started to act in Ukraine. The red zone included such big cities as Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush and Kolomyia in Ivano-Frankivsk region; Belyaivka and Izmail in Odesa region; Dubno, Ostroh in Rivne region; Berezhany and Chortkiv in Ternopil region; Chernivtsi city and Vyzhnytsia in Chernivtsi region.

Red zone includes restrictions of the yellow zone and bans work of public transport, visiting schools, universities, etc., activities of shopping malls, cafes and restaurants.

Related: Ukraine's National Academy of Sciences predicts about 50 deaths from coronavirus per day

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