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Oct 13, 2020
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Ukraine extended coronavirus quarantine until the end of the year

The Ukrainian authorities have decided to extend the quarantine previously introduced in the country due to the spread of coronavirus infection. The corresponding statement was made on Tuesday by Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, reports TASS.

Restrictive measures will be in effect until December 31. Shmyhal is convinced that this is "the most effective mechanism" in the fight against the pandemic both on the territory of Ukraine and around the world.

The prime minister also announced the tightening of a number of quarantine rules, in particular, the permitted number of participants in public events. Thus, up to 50 people are allowed to gather in the “green zone” of quarantine, while observing a social distance of 1.5 meters and a mask mode, no more than 30 people are allowed in the “orange” zone, and up to 20 people in the “yellow” zone. "Red zone" such meetings are completely prohibited.

According to the government decision, it will be possible to host sports events in these zones without spectators. At international competitions, the presence of spectators must be coordinated with the authorities.

In addition, higher educational institutions were recommended to switch to distance learning from October 15 to November 15. Meanwhile, schools were advised to shift the fall holidays to the period from 15 to 30 October, and then switch to remote learning.

Earlier, the Rada deputy called on the Ukrainian authorities to purchase the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, if it is effective. According to the WHO, the number of infected patients in the world in the past 24 hours has grown by more than 2.2 million, which was a record weekly figure since the beginning of the pandemic.

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