End of heating season and new rules for drivers: What to change in Ukraine from April 2021

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Source : 112 Ukraine

For residents of a number of regions, April will be remembered as another lockdown month
23:25, 30 March 2021

April in Ukraine
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The option of introducing a strict lockdown throughout the country is not excluded, which, judging by the rapid increase in the number of hospitalizations with Covid-19, may happen in the near future.

In general, making strategic plans for April is not an easy task now. However, it can be facilitated by at least learning what will change in Ukraine from this month.

Train tickets

In Ukraine, tickets for domestic trains will begin to rise in price from April. This is due to the phased indexation of tariffs for passenger transportation, thanks to which Ukrzaliznytsia plans to receive an additional 20 million USD by the end of the year.

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Earlier, the director of the Passenger Company Ukrzaliznytsia branch, Oleksandr Pertsovsky, assured in a comment to RBC Ukraine that there would be no shock price increase.

"Now we are talking about the fact that during 2021, a gradual indexation can occur gradually by 2% per month," he said.

In general, by the end of this year, tariffs for the transportation of passengers, baggage, and cargo by rail in domestic traffic will grow by 22%.

Related: Businessmen protest against lockdown in Kyiv, traffic is restricted on Khreshchatyk Street

Psychiatric care

In Ukraine, from April, psychiatric care within the framework of the medical guarantees program will be provided in three packages.

Thus, a new package - "psychiatric care provided by mobile multidisciplinary teams" will be added to the financing of inpatient psychiatric care for adults and children, as well as the treatment of persons with mental and behavioral disorders as a result of the use of opioids. It is planned to create 195 such brigades.

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Pregnancy management

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According to the National Health Service of Ukraine, from April 1, a separate package is provided for the management of pregnancy on an outpatient basis.

Among other things, it will include registration, the development of an individual pregnancy management plan, the necessary tests and instrumental examinations, classes in a special school, consultations, and management of the postpartum period.

Air ambulance

On April 1, a pilot project to create a unified aeromedical space will start in the Lviv region.

They provide that in this region, patients with strokes, heart attacks, and other conditions, in addition to traditional ground transportation, will be able to rely on air transportation by a medical helicopter.

It is planned that from May 1 the capital and Kyiv region will join the project, and by 2022 – other regions.

Related: Kyiv not to stop transport due to lockdown, - Kyiv administration

Green cards in the Kyiv metro

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From April 1, it will not be possible to use trips on contactless (green) cards in the Moscow metro.

It will be possible to pay for travel using a Kyiv Smart Card, a contactless bank card, a mobile application, or a single ticket with a QR code.

End of the heating season

In Dnipro, on April 1, they plan to end the heating season.

In addition, in Sumy, Mayor Oleksandr Lysenko instructed Sumyteploenergo and the Boiler House of the Northern Industrial Hub to prepare for a heat cut-off. In Kropyvnytsky, they plan to end the heating season on 15 April.

Speed ​​limits on metropolitan roads

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In Kyiv, on seven streets from April 1, the speed limit of transport up to 50 km / h, which was introduced in November last year, will cease to operate.

Related: Cabinet obliged Ukrainians in 'red' lockdown zones to wear masks in public places

Speed ​​up to 80 km / h will now be allowed on the following road sections:

- st. Shukhevych (from the North Bridge to Balzak Street);

- st. Naberezhno-Rybalskaya (from the Gavansky bridge to the Electricians street);

- Naddnipryanske highway;

- Naberezhne Highway (from Pochtova Square to Naddnipryanske Highway);

- Stolychne Highway (up to Academician Zabolotny Street);

- st. Saperno-Slobodska (from Grinchenko St. to the South Bridge);

- st. Bazhan (from the South Bridge to Kharkiv Square).

New exam tickets for traffic rules

From April 6, future drivers will take theoretical exams at the service centers of the Ministry of the Interior using new exam tickets.

Changes will also be made to the online simulator to test the knowledge of traffic rules, which is posted on the agency's website.

As explained in the Main Service Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the updated theoretical part of the exam will contain a number of new and interesting traffic situations that drivers often face. All tickets will be updated in accordance with applicable law, and obsolete tickets will be removed.

Related: Lockdown in Kyiv may get tougher due to public transport overcrowding, - mayor

Ban on spawning fish catch

On April 1, a spawning ban on catching aquatic biological resources comes into effect in Ukraine.

As explained in the State Agency for Fisheries of Ukraine, this is a necessary measure for the protection and preservation in proper condition of the habitat, migration routes, and places of natural reproduction of aquatic biological resources in fishery reservoirs.

For the period of mass movement and spawning of fish, it is prohibited:

- the use of watercraft (boats) in the spawning grounds (except for vessels of specially authorized bodies);

- industrial fishing;

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- implementation of underwater hunting;

- holding competitions in sport fishing;

- dredging, blasting, or other works;

- extraction of building materials in places of mass fish spawning.

Only recreational fishing is allowed up to 3 kg of fish per person with one float or bottom fishing rod with one hook and spinning from the shore in the places permitted for catching.

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