At its meeting on March 23, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to establish an emergency situation in Donetsk, Ternopil and Cherkasy regions. The decision was taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 acute respiratory disease in the aforesaid regions. The relevant decisions have been adopted previously by the Regional Committees on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies.
There have been currently introduced the emergency situation in 9 regions. The heads of these regional state administrations have been commissioned with coordinating of the respective measures.
Article 2 of the Code of Civil Protection contains that emergency situation is the situation in the separate territory or the subject of managing on it or water object which is characterized by violation of normal conditions of life activity of the population caused by catastrophic crash, accident, the fire, natural disaster, epidemic, epizooty, epiphytoty, use of weapons of destruction or other dangerous event which brought (can bring) to emergence of threat of life or health of the population, large number of dead and injured, drawing considerable loss of property, and also to impossibility of accommodation of the population in such territory or object, implementation on it economic activity.