Covid-19: Ukraine returns to previous quarantine restrictions

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ministry of Health started talking about the introduction of adaptive quarantine
13:11, 25 January 2021

Since the beginning of the day, January 25, quarantine restrictions of the "orange" level of epidemic danger are in force throughout Ukraine. Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov told about this at a briefing.

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"The strict lockdown has been in effect since January 8. From today, the strict restrictions are lifted and we are switching to a different regime ... We are returning to the restrictions that were before January 8," Stepanov said.

Restrictions that continue to be in force (what is forbidden):

  • Visiting by a group of more than 20 persons of educational institutions, except for preschool, general secondary, out-of-school and specialized education institutions.
  • Visiting preschool, general secondary, out-of-school, sports and art education institutions when more than 50% of students and staff of the educational institution stay in self-isolation.
  • Carrying out of mass cultural (including concerts), sports, social, advertising and other actions in which more than 20 persons take part and not preserving physical distance 1.5 meters between participants (exceptions: official and professional sports actions without visitors, exams for notaries and measures necessary to ensure the work of the state bodies).
  • Carriage of more passengers in passenger transport than the number of seats.
  • Work of discos, night clubs and operation of public catering establishments with the organization of leisure.
  • Activities of accommodation facilities (except hotels, rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities, sanatoriums).

Stepanov added that the Ministry of Health intends to return to the adaptive quarantine system in Ukraine, when restrictions are applied to the region where outbreaks are recorded.

As we reported earlier, over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 2,516 new cases of Covid-19, including 95 children and 87 healthcare workers.

1,166 people have been taken to hospitals during this period; 63 patients deceased, and 5,783 recovered. 13,962 tests have been taken.

Related: Health Ministry sums up results of strict lockdown in Ukraine

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