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All-Ukrainian lockdown: how real is it in the near future

The authorities reported whether they plan to introduce a lockdown in Ukraine. Photo: UNIAN

The authorities reported whether they plan to introduce a lockdown in Ukraine. Photo: UNIAN

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmytro Razumkov, does not consider it expedient to introduce a lockdown throughout Ukraine.

According to him, the authorities are not planning to introduce severe restrictions. He said this during the program Healthy Politics on the Ukrainian radio, reports the agency Interfax-Ukraine.

"As of today, we do not plan to introduce a complete lockdown. It is inappropriate to introduce complete quarantine throughout the state today."

Dmytro Razumkov

Dmytro Razumkov

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada

He also expressed the hope that there would be no need to introduce a lockdown throughout Ukraine and added that the response to the challenges that the authorities would face should be adequate.

At the same time, shortly before the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danylov did not rule out the introduction of a lockdown in Ukraine, reports BBC Ukraine. According to him, if the situation with the coronavirus worsens, it will be necessary to "close the whole country", but everything will depend on people's behavior. Danylov also added that, according to the law, each community must independently decide whether it needs to introduce lockdown and other restrictions.

Quote"Last March we considered this matter at the NSDC. I think a separate meeting of the NSDC will be held in the near future on this matter. This applies not only to the coronavirus, because the economy and many other things are in a chain," he said.

Context. Due to the active increase in the number of patients with coronavirus, from March 20, 2021, a lockdown was introduced in Kyiv. The strict quarantine will last until April 9 inclusive. In addition to the capital, the Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Sumy, Odesa, and Lviv regions are also in the "red" zone.

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