COVID-19: Ukraine introduces restrictive measures

Kyiv introduces restrictive measures to amid COVID-19 spread.

UA Government has made a number of decisions to protect Ukrainians from COVID-19

Kyiv tightens restrictions to prevent COVID-19 spread

KYIV. March 16 (Interfax) – Measures are tightened in Kyiv to prevent the spread of coronavirus starting from March 17, the press service for the city's Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

"Maximal restrictions are imposed in Kyiv from March 17 on people's travel between the city of Kyiv and other populated areas of Ukraine, cultural, sports, social, religious and other events attended by large numbers of people, the work of public catering establishments. Fast-food establishments, restaurants, cafes, and bars will not [work]. They can take online orders for food delivery. Shopping centers will not work either. With the exception of food and household stores and pharmacies," the report said.

The work of sports complexes and halls, public services facilities, SPA salons, beauty salons, saunas, beauty parlors, massage parlors, hairdressers, tattoo parlors, as well as entertainment venues – discos, night clubs, computer clubs, is temporarily suspended. The restriction on holding mass events remains.

The restriction on holding mass events remains. Gas stations, banks and ATMs will continue to operate. The use of public transport is also not limited, but Kiev is urged not to move around the city unless absolutely necessary. Subway passengers are asked to use medical masks.

The mayor of Kyiv noted that the city government will continue to work normally and will ensure the life and security of citizens.

"Departments of the Kyiv City State Administration were given requirements for the temporary cancellation of deliberative and collegial meetings, public hearings, personal appointments of citizens. The Center for Providing Administrative Services – if necessary, will accept citizens, but by prior online registration," the statement says.

"The city will take care of providing socially vulnerable groups of the population, especially single elderly people, with food and basic necessities – they will be delivered to their homes," said Klitschko.

At the same time, managers of enterprises, institutions and organizations, regardless of ownership and subordination, called for the maximum transfer of personnel to remote access, as well as the introduction of a preventive monitoring regime for employees who visited countries of infectious risk.

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KYIV. March 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The restrictive measures to prevent coronavirus spreading have been introduced in Kyiv from March 12 to March 31, 2020.

This follows from the March 11 decision of the Standing Committee on Anthropogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies, text of which was handed over to the journalists before the press conference at Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) on March 11.

The decision suspends the educational process in the establishments of general secondary, pre-school, extracurricular, vocational education of all types and forms of ownership, in higher educational institutions.

The KCSA also decided to limit the holding of sporting events in Kyiv, to halt the work of theaters, cinemas, museums, cultural events, the work of entertainment centers, entertainment zones in shopping centers.

"To ensure the restriction of mass events on the territory of Kyiv (more than 60 people), only persons who have passed thermometry are allowed to participate in the events," said in the protocol of the commission's meeting dated March 11.

First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk also said that seven hospitals have been prepared in Kyiv to receive potential patients with coronavirus: three for adults, three for children and one for pregnant women.

By a decision of the KCSA commission, the respective departments were instructed to provide incoming sanitary control in the premises of children's, sports, social, cultural and specialized institutions.

Povoroznyk stressed that this decision of the KCSA was binding.

He also explained that this decision did not limit the work of public authorities, but they should monitor the temperature of their employees.


KYIV. March 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Educational institutions will be closed, mass and sporting events will be banned, and flights with some countries will be closed in Ukraine from March 12 to April 3, Viktoria Siumar, MP of the European Solidarity faction said , citing a government decision.

"The quarantine has been introduced from tomorrow for three weeks until April 3. It provides: the closure of educational institutions; the prohibition of mass gatherings of more than 200 people. This also applies to sports events (which can take place without spectators, including cultural events. Verkhovna Rada meetings will be held); the closure of flights with some countries," Siumar wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday, citing a government decree.

The deputy added that most of the checkpoints would also be closed.

"Some 49 will remain out of 219. The prime minister says that quarantine places are equipped there," wrote Siumar.

In addition, the government allocated UAH 100 million to purchase personal protective equipment from private domestic companies.

"To our question about the presence of masks, the Minister of Health said that there are 15 million pieces available. It remains to understand where they are ...," added Siumar.


KYIV. March 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the measures that must be taken due to the threat of an epidemic of COVID-19 coronavirus infection and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on March 11, it was decided to allocate UAH 100 million for the priority purchase of personal protective equipment for the current needs of ministries, departments and services, as well as to replenish the state reserve," the government press service said in a statement.

It is noted that at the same time, to implement this decision, the export of anti-epidemic goods is prohibited until June 1 in order to guarantee the provision of the necessary means of protection for the population.

"The Cabinet proposed the introduction of restrictions on mass events in which 200 or more people are planned to participate," the government said.

At the same time, it is noted that this does not apply to measures of state necessity, and sporting events are possible with the permission of international organizations, without spectators.

In addition, it is planned to introduce quarantine in educational institutions for a period of three weeks.

Among other things, it was decided to purchase infrared equipment for screening at a distance at Boryspil International Airport.


KYIV. March 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The decision of Kyiv City State Administration's (KCSA) commission to introduce restrictions in the capital city in connection with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is mandatory for all institutions regardless of their form of ownership, First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk has said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

"Violations will be punishable by administrative or criminal liability. The police will control the issue," he said.

Povoroznyk added that the decision of the commission was based on the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe.

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