The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided on the transition to the second stage of easing restrictions from May 22 this year.
During a regular session of the Government, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, in particular, noted that the coronavirus infection rate is demonstrating a downturn trend in Ukraine.
According to the Government's decision, starting May 22 in those regions where epidemiological indicators meet the criteria set by the Ministry of Health regarding new cases of coronavirus infection spread (not exceeding 12 cases per 100,000 citizens), the number of tests conducted (not less than 12 per 100,000 people) and hospital bed occupancy (not more than 50%), public transport is restored. From May 25, the operation of the subway, as well as kindergartens, should be resumed.
"We are not opening interregional transportation yet. We agreed that it would be possible in early June, as soon as the epidemiological situation is favorable for that. I emphasize only under the condition that the epidemiological situation in all areas will allow. Meanwhile, there will be in place local restrictions, decisions on which will be made jointly with local authorities, so as not to export the virus throughout the country. This is a model of adaptive quarantine," said the Prime Minister.
Moreover, Denys Shmyhal stressed that the issue of resumption of air transportation and opening of airports will be considered after June 15, when the airlines of the partner countries begin to open their borders. "So far, the airports of our partner countries are closed. We are engaged in a dialogue with air carriers, and so far there is a common position that it makes no sense to open airports earlier than June 15," the Prime Minister explained.