Kyiv enters red zone: How metro works in lockdown

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement officers are on duty at the entrance to the subway, checking the documents of passengers
13:38, 1 November 2021


Kyiv moved to the red quarantine zone on Monday, November 1. In connection with the strengthening of quarantine in the capital a number of strict restrictions was introduced.

What is currently happening in the Kyiv metro?

According to the UkrLive correspondent, there are no queues in the subway yet. At the entrance to the subway, law enforcement officers are on duty, checking people for Covid-certificates or other documents confirming that the person does not have Covid-19.

"If a person wants to go to the subway and does not have a Covid-certificate, an explanatory interview is conducted with them and they are directed back, but it is also worth noting that the police are ambushed not only at the subway entrance, but also directly on the subway lines," the correspondent stated.

He noted that police officers also travel in trains on three branches of the subway and can approach a person even in a train.

Situation on the roads

As of 9:00 in Kyiv, there is an average level of road congestion. In particular, there are bridges and the city center in traffic jams. Traffic is difficult on Stepan Bandera, Peremohy and Valery Lobanovsky avenues.

Traffic jams are also observed on Druzhby Narodiv Boulevard, Vadym Hetman, Borshchahivska, Ilyenko, Schusev streets and on Naberezhne Highway.

It is known that the decision to apply anti-epidemic measures in Kyiv was made on October 28.

In particular, from 00:00 on November 1 it is forbidden:

  • to be at stops, in transitions, on the territory of hospitals and in other places where it is difficult to keep distance of 1 meter, without wearing a mask;
  • to visit shopping and entertainment centers by minors unaccompanied by adults with a vaccination certificate or PCR test;
  • work in catering establishments, cafes, restaurants, hostels, social security establishments, gyms, swimming pools and fitness centers. At the same time, institutions whose employees and visitors have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test will be able to operate normally;
  • to hold mass events, except for official sports events without spectators, events on attestation and assessment of the quality of education (allowed in the presence of visitors and working institutions of a negative PCR test or rapid test);
  • to carry out planned measures for hospitalization by health care institutions of all forms of ownership, except for a number of urgent cases.

Related: Ukraine introduces new traffic rules for drivers and cyclists: What to change from November 1?

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