Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Illya Yemets supported the emergency mode on the entire territory of the country. He said so on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"I said so since the very first day of my work in this government. It should have been done since the very beginning. If it was done, there would be no such spread that is now developing at an exponential rate", he claimed.
Currrently, the emergency mode was introduced in some regions of Ukraine where coronavirus cases are observed. In general, 73 cases have been reported since the disease first reached Ukraine.
The first fatality is confirmed in Ukraine; a 71-year-old woman, resident of Zhytomyr region, northern Ukraine succumbed to the disease.
There's an emergency situation mode in three regions of Ukraine as of March 20 - Chernivtsi, Zhytomyr and Kyiv regions. Kyiv City Administration also introduced an emergency situation in Ukraine's capital. Ukraine also temporarily suspended operation of subway on March 18. Public transport in Kyiv will also be restricted.