The preliminary date for subway re-launch is April 3 / Photo from UNIAN

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko doesn't rule out a subway shutdown extension.

"The Kyiv Metro has suspended the transportation of passengers on March 17. Preliminary until April 3. But we have been monitoring the situation. If the virus spreads with such dynamics in future, the restrictions will continue to be in effect," he said at a briefing on anti-coronavirus measures on March 25, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The mayor said he could not give exact dates when the Kyiv subway resumes its service, as it depends on the coronavirus situation in the city.

According to him, the subway was closed in Kyiv simultaneously with the cities of Dnipro and Kharkiv in keeping with a government decision. Such a measure was introduced in many European cities, he added.

"We must limit social contacts as much as possible, protect people's health and life as much as possible. Therefore, today I cannot tell you the re-opening date of the Metro," he added.