"It is a pity to upset you with bad news before the weekend, but I have to admit: the situation with the coronavirus is worsening by leaps and bounds! You see daily statistics and how Ukrainian cities are closing down one after another," Buryak wrote.
It is reported that over the past day, 455 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the city, 11 people died. In addition, the number of severe cases has increased significantly, and hospital bed occupancy is 82%.
"A strict quarantine is being introduced from Saturday, April 3. Ahead of your questions and complaints,"could it have been warned in advance?" I answer: you all see real statistics, the strengthening of quarantine in other cities, doctors have also repeatedly warned of the impending threat. If we do not introduce a lockdown now, after a while it will be introduced at the state level. But today's measures will allow hospitals to treat all whose lives are in danger, so that they can quickly return to normal life, " the mayor added.
From Saturday, April 3, in Zaporizhia, the work of the catering sector is prohibited from 20:00 to 06:00, and on weekends, local cafes and restaurants will only be able to operate using take away services.
Bans have been introduced on holding mass events, except for sports events without spectators; the operation of cinemas and other cultural institutions; gyms and fitness centers; trade fairs and shops, except food; high school students will be transferred to distance learning.
As we reported earlier, lockdown restrictions were intensified in Mykolaiv.
"We are forced to restrict traveling by public transport to certain hours: from 6:30 to 9:00 and from 16:30 to 19:00 from Saturday, April 3. Shuttles and public transport will not run at other times," the mayor said.