Head of the Permanent Commission on Culture, Tourism and Information Policy of Kyiv City State Administration Viktoria Mukha has said the capital city will not hold mass events on Kyiv Day on May 31 over the coronavirus epidemic.
"This year we will not be able to celebrate Kyiv Day on the last Sunday of May as massively as before. Now we are discussing perhaps the celebrations may go online and [be held] as [virtual] flash mobs," she told journalists, the Ukrainian news outlet Obozrevatel reports.
According to Mukha, the Cabinet of Ministers on May 4 decided to extend the quarantine until May 22, and the list of allowed activities does not include mass events.
"It is clear the decision on the quarantine will be reviewed in late May. And even if it is canceled, we won't be able to prepare in such a short time. Therefore, we are now discussing new formats with the Culture Department. Kyiv residents are creative, so we'll figure out how to celebrate," the official said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers on Monday extended the coronavirus-related quarantine in the country until May 22.