On December 9, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution “On the establishment of quarantine in order to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 in Ukraine.”
Intensified anti-epidemic measures will be introduced on the territory of Ukraine from January 8 to 24, 2021. According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal, this decision was made by the Government as a result of discussions with business representatives, local authorities and epidemiologists. Tightened quarantine restrictions will be introduced to break the chain of disease that may form during the holidays.
According to the approved document, from January 8 to 24, 2021, cafes, restaurants, bars (except deliveries and takeaway orders), cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, swimming pools, theaters, as well as shopping malls will be banned (trade in food and medicine will be allowed, as well as veterinary drugs, personal hygiene products and household chemicals). During the period of enhanced quarantine, it will be prohibited to visit educational institutions, trade in non-food products, hold any entertainment, sports or cultural events.
At the same time, public transport will continue to operate. There will also be grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, postal operators, hotels.
It should be noted that the Government is actively conducting a dialogue with European partners, so that Ukraine receives a batch of vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as possible. The Ministry of Health last week submitted the first part of an application for vaccines under the COVAX initiative. The second part of the application to COVAX will be submitted on December 14, 2020.