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Ukraine will return to the "orange" zone after the lockdown: what will be allowed and prohibited

Ukraine will move to the "orange" zone after the lockdown. Photo: UNIAN

Ukraine will move to the "orange" zone after the lockdown. Photo: UNIAN

After the January lockdown, that is, January 24, 2021, there is no need to continue the enhanced quarantine restrictions. On the 25th of this month, "orange" zone restrictions will take effect in Ukraine, the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said in an interview to Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, the lockdown was introduced in order to prevent an overload of the medical system before Ukraine receives a vaccine that is expected in February.

«From January 8 to January 24, we have established the so-called "winter holidays quarantine". Its key goal is to limit the population's mobility. On the 25th, we will probably move to the "orange" zone that was in effect before the introduction of these rules. Today, we do not see the need to continue strict quarantine measures longer than until January 24.»

Denys Shmyhal

Denys Shmyhal

The Prime Minister of Ukraine

Shmyhal also added that there is no reason to cancel the adaptive quarantine, since the disease has not disappeared.

Quote"Europe ablaze, we are open to Europe, we are open within the state, so there is no reason to lift quarantine. I am sure that the quarantine will last for a very long time this year. But what exactly it will be is another question," he added.

Restrictions and opportunities in the "orange" zone in Ukraine:

  • the work of all accommodation establishments, except for hotels, is prohibited;
  • the work of entertainment establishments and restaurants is prohibited at night. During the daytime, services can be provided if the establishment is filled with less than 50% of seating capacity;
  • it is allowed to hold cultural mass events (cultural, sports, social, religious and others), however, if no more than 220 people participate in them, one person per ten square meters of the building area;
  • transportation in public transport is allowed if no more than 50% of the seats are filled;
  • the work of gyms, fitness centers, except for those that accept no more than one visitor per ten square meters, is prohibited;
  • in museums, libraries, shopping and entertainment centers, and consumer services enterprises there should be no more than one person per ten square meters;
  • planned hospitalizations in hospitals are prohibited. Exceptions are the provision of medical care to pregnant women, women in labor, newborns, patients with cancer, palliative care in inpatient conditions, other urgent hospitalization measures that, if rescheduled or delayed, may lead to a significant risk to human life or health ;
  • it is prohibited to admit children to children's health improvement and recreation institutions—sanatoriums and camps in the capital and the suburbs.

Context. Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce a lockdown in Ukraine from January 8 to 24, 2021. In general, the quarantine was extended until February 28, 2021.

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