According to the minister, a strict quarantine is needed for three to four weeks.
Avakov Supports UNIAN Lockdown / Photo by Denis Priadko
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov supported the introduction of a full lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus.
He stated this on the air of the Ukraine 24 channel.
The minister also announced the deadline for which a strict quarantine should be introduced.
“My personal opinion is that it is necessary to introduce a lockdown as quickly as possible, which will last three or four weeks. There is no need to hide behind political slogans or a comfortable word, because we are talking about their systemic, big risks For the health of our people. “, – he said.
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According to Avakov, the lockdown should be introduced as soon as the authorities are ready to formulate the details and mechanisms of compensation for people who will suffer from the quarantine. The minister hopes that this will happen in the coming days.
“That is why I am here radically, and I have always been like this: you must immediately introduce a lockdown,” the interior minister added.
On the eve of Prime Minister Denis Schmigal said that the Cabinet of Ministers is preparing for the possible introduction of strict quarantine during the winter holidays.
Weekend quarantine in Ukraine
- On November 11, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce a weekend quarantine in the country from November 14 to November 30. It is valid from 00:00 Saturday to 00:00 Monday.
- On weekends, with the restrictions provided on weekdays, the operation of cafes and restaurants (with the exception of the “take-away” service), the operation of shopping and entertainment centers, other entertainment institutions, fitness centers, and the like Are additionally prohibited. It is allowed to operate grocery stores, pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, post offices, medical institutions, gas stations. This caused discontent among the owners and employees of the “band” business for the weekend.
- Minister of Culture and Information Policy Alexander Tkachenko proposes to plan a two-week lockdown, tied to the New Year holidays, and to cancel mass events for Christmas and New Year.
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