Ukraine will return to adaptive quarantine from February 22, 2021. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmhal at a government meeting. At the same time, according to the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, the decision comes into effect in a week—on February 24.
This is specified in the government decree that the Cabinet of Ministers considered at today's meeting with a one-day revision. The corresponding document says that it intends to amend the acts of the Cabinet.
"I want to emphasize right away that the decision will come into effect next week, so all Ukrainians will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with it in advance, to prepare themselves," Shmyhal said.
Division of Ukraine into zones
- "Green"—assumes a practical absence of quarantine restrictions, if Ukraine reaches it, then we can talk about the abolition of quarantine in the country.
- "Yellow" zone—restrictions that are already in force on the territory of Ukraine. There are such restrictions that were established after the winter quarantine restrictions, but there is an easing—permission to hold mass events, if 4 square meters of area are allotted for one person, or the hall is occupied by 50%, visiting educational institutions in groups of no more than 20 people, allowing the presence of spectators in the stands, but with restrictions, permission for public catering to work until at 00:00 (one hour longer) and others.
- "Orange" zone—a signal to business, local authorities, and regulatory authorities that a "red" level can be introduced. It will be introduced if at least one of the indicators is exceeded (bed occupancy by more than 75%, a small number of tests for coronavirus in the regions, a large number of hospitalizations, detection of diseases by PCR method over 20%, an increase in the number of hospitalizations).
- "Red" zone— the severe restrictions that will be introduced when there is a threat of the healthcare system collapse. To switch to this zone, two out of five indicators must be exceeded three days in a row. Schools, restaurants, and shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, educational institutions (except for kindergartens and elementary schools), food markets and others will be closed (the same restrictions as during the January quarantine).
Context. Earlier, Stepanov said that depending on the situation in the regions, the issue of the adaptive quarantine in Ukrained may be revised.