Zelensky added that now the situation is under control and does not require the immediate introduction of a full lockdown. In addition, he noted that the weekend quarantine gave its results, and the daily number of people infected with coronavirus has ceased to grow rapidly.
“In general, the situation is under control and does not require the immediate introduction of complete isolation in December. We give businesses the opportunity to operate in December, one of the most profitable months of the year. We will not spoil the holidays that we all expect, because the year was not easy,” Zelensky said.
The president also stressed that it will be possible to survive this month without tough restrictions only if citizens comply with all quarantine requirements. He once again asked Ukrainians to "wear protective masks correctly," disinfect their hands, maintain social distance, avoid crowds, follow the recommendations of doctors and contact them in case of symptoms.
Zelensky wished everyone to feel "the smell of a Christmas tree and the taste of tangerines."
Also, according to him, there is a possibility of a lockdown in January. The president promised that the government will notify the population in advance about the probable lockdown - earlier than a week before the introduction.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said that he would recommend that the government impose full lockdown since early January.