In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the Government plans to introduce more stringent quarantine measures till April 24, 2020.
Relevant changes with a one-day revision were proposed to add to Resolution No. 211 “On prevention of the spread of COVID-19 acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus” at the Cabinet of Ministers meeting. The resolution will be redrafted.
"In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, it is proposed to introduce an effective combination of preventive non-pharmacological measures, including home isolation, social distance for persons over 60 years old, restriction in visiting parks and recreation areas, etc.", said the Minister of Health of Ukraine Maxym Stepanov.
Therefore, given the daily increase in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Ukraine by more than 10%, and taking into account the decisions of the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies as well as international practices, the Government considers it necessary to introduce more stringent quarantine requirements.
In particular, during the quarantine scheduled to end on April 24, 2020, throughout Ukraine, among the introduced changes the following bans will be in effect:
- stay in public places without a face mask or respirator;
- movement by a group of persons more than two persons, except for cases of service exigency and accompanying children;
- stay in public places of persons under 16, unaccompanied by adults;
- visiting parks, public gardens, recreation areas, forest parks and coastal areas, except for walking the pets by one person and in case of service requirements;
- visiting recreation areas and playgrounds;
- carrying out all mass (cultural, entertaining, sports, social, religious, advertising and other) gatherings involving more than 10 participants, except for the measures necessary for the work of state authorities and local self-government bodies, etc.
It should be noted that certain restrictive measures have already been put in place by local authorities.
All other limitations will be elaborated after taking into account the proposals of the Human Rights Ombudsperson Liudmyla Denisova and the line ministries and agencies.