An Emergency Situation mode has been introduced in Kyiv region over the novel coronavirus.

The decision was made on March 18 at an extraordinary meeting of the regional commission on technological environmental safety and emergency situations, as reported by the press service of Kyiv Regional State Administration on Facebook.

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"After analyzing the epidemic situation in Kyiv region caused by the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to classify it as a 'regional-level biomedical emergency of natural character' and temporarily introduce an emergency situation mode in the territory of Kyiv region," reads the report.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky enacted laws adopted on March 17 to combat the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine.


The story has been updated to correct the mode of emergency from "state of emergency" to "emergency situation".