The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal chaired an online meeting with city heads on the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine. The meeting was also attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Health and other representatives of the Government.
The Prime Minister informed the heads that on December 4, the Verkhovna Rada had approved a package of bills aimed at supporting people and businesses in case of strengthening quarantine measures.
Denys Shmyhal also noted that the Government had embarked on developing a list of possible anti-epidemic restrictions, in particular, taking into account the answers and suggestions provided in the survey by heads of cities and regional state administrations (RSA).
In particular, city and RSA heads agree on the restriction of the activities of discos and nightclubs, catering establishments with the organization of leisure and hostels when more stringent quarantine measures are introduced. Apart from that, more than 90% support restrictions on the operation of holiday fairs, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas and theaters.
"We will publish the full list of finally agreed measures during the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers next Wednesday, December 9," the Prime Minister said.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister reminded that a moratorium on inspections of businesses by regulatory authorities continues in Ukraine during the quarantine period.
"It is critical that all inspections of business at this time, including by the State Tax Service and other regulatory authorities, are prohibited. They can only carry out inspections for compliance with anti-epidemic measures," the Head of Government summed up.