The resolution on the introduction of "winter vacation" quarantine was adopted and promulgated on December 9. That's when the discussion began on what the quarantine restrictions would be. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in an interview with Ukraine 24 TV channel.
The Head of Government stressed that all the wishes of business and business associations, which do not contradict the logic of quarantine, were taken into account, and consultations were held, in particular, with the Verkhovna Rada.
"The intensified quarantine is aimed to reduce the mobility of the population," stressed Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister noted that no matter how they treat closed shelves in shops, stretched tapes or plastic sheets, all this takes place not only in Ukraine but all over the world. According to him, restrictions in some countries are even much stricter.
"There is no question of where there have been introduced the best anti-epidemic measures. The question is to give people the opportunity to be at home and not be tempted to leave home," the Prime Minister stressed.
Denys Shmyhal reminded that in supermarkets only the categories of essential goods defined by the Government are allowed to be sold, while other goods are prohibited from being sold in any stores.
"We have had a number of dialogues with representatives of networks that do not sell food. The issue of justice is rather critical. Toys cannot be sold in a grocery supermarket when there is a closed toy store nearby," urged Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also stressed that the Government does not plan to extend the intensified quarantine after January 24. According to him, from January 25, Ukraine will probably transfer to the orange zone, which operated before the introduction of enhanced quarantine measures.