The government of Ukraine plans to submit to the Verkhovna Rada the issue of the strengthening of the administrative responsibility for the violation of the mask regime during the quarantine, as Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal stated.
“We are ready to reconsider the wearing of the masks on the streets but wearing the masks on the premises will be relevant for a long time. That is why we plan to submit to the session of the government and the Verkhovna Rada the issue of the strengthening of the administrative responsibility for non-observance of the mask regime on the premises and in the public transport,” Shmygal said.
According to the PM, it is necessary to explain the issues toward the wearing of masks and social distance to the public because the Ukrainians treat the mitigation of the quarantine events as the cancelation of the lockdown.
Besides, Shmygal assured that the Health Ministry fulfills part of the responsibilities on the procurement of the means of individual protection.
“For now, we observe insignificantly but the growth of the number of the confirmed diseased. To prevent the exponential growth of infected at a particular moment and overload of the medical establishments, it is necessary to act right now. The authorities and power of the heads of the regional state administrations are sufficient to control the situation and enable the adaptive quarantine to bring the results,” he underlined.
Earlier, chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko stated that strict lockdown not to be introduced in Ukraine, despite the increase in coronavirus infection.
As of the morning of June 16, 32,476 (+666) cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Ukraine. 912 people have died due to complications caused by the disease since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in the country (+11). However, 14,528 (+275) patients have already recovered.