The city of Kyiv may again impose tough quarantine-related curbs amid an increase in COVID-19 cases.
"Kyiv may get back to tough quarantine restrictions," the COVID19_Ukraine channel on Telegram reported on August 7, citing the Corona Kyiv channel. "In recent days, an increase in coronavirus cases has been recorded in the city. Over the past day alone, another 186 people contracted the virus."
As UNIAN reported earlier, the new adaptive quarantine rules in Ukraine became effective from August 3. The quarantine itself was extended until August 31. Under the new rules, Ukraine is divided into several zones: green, yellow, orange, and red, depending on the COVID-19 threat levels.
Such a division is based on several criteria: the bed occupancy rate in hospitals should not exceed 50%, the average number of COVID-19 tests should be at least 24 tests per 100,000 people, the ascertainment rate should not exceed 11%, and the rate of growth of confirmed cases should be no more than 10%.
The rules of the green zone envisage wearing face masks or respirators in public places; holding mass events with no more than one person per five square meters; occupancy at cinemas should not exceed 50%; and passengers should be transported only within the seating capacity.
The restrictions of the yellow zone include the green zone's rules along with a ban on visits to social welfare facilities where elderly people are staying, except for those that provide services in critical situations.
The orange zone's bans include the yellow zone restrictions along with a ban on the operation of accommodation establishments (hostels, tourist bases, etc.), except hotels; work of entertainment facilities, restaurants at night; scheduled hospitalizations; operation of gyms, fitness centers, cultural institutions; new shifts in children's camps; and restrictions for public events: one person per 20 square meters and no more than 100 people.
The red zone's bans include the orange zone's restrictions along with a ban on the operation of public transport; visits to educational institutions; and work of shopping malls, cafes, and restaurants.
Migration from one to another zone is possible if there are excessive indicators for five days in a row, and a region could return to the zone with the better epidemiological situation after improvements in the indicators for three days in a row.