Kyiv is ready to introduce the lockdown. The capital's hospitals are fully equipped to receive the infected people, said Mayor of Kyiv Vitaly Klitschko in a comment to the PavlovskyNews Telegram channel.
“The situation is deteriorating now all over the world, not only in Ukraine, we see a new wave and surge of disease. In Kyiv there are almost 400 patients a day. We are prepared for this, all hospitals are fully equipped. We already have an algorithm for treating people and hope that we will do everything to prevent us from reaching the lockdown,” the mayor said.
The introduction of a lockdown will depend on the number of infected, Klitschko said, citing key numbers that will increase quarantine measures.
As it was reported by the media, Kyiv was preparing to introduce a lockdown on September 15. It was reported that the restrictive measures will apply to the work of the private sector: cafes, restaurants, beauty salons and other institutions, as well as the public transport system, including the subway.
However, this information was later refuted by the State Food and Consumer Service of the capital. The head of the department Oleh Ruban stated that the quarantine will be strengthened only if Kyiv enters the yellow or red quarantine zone.
It should be noted that the Ministry of Health asks the government to increase quarantine in Ukraine from next week.