Kyiv was first in the green zone, then migrated to the yellow one / Photo from UNIAN

Kyiv is now in the yellow zone following the latest review of quarantine-related zoning.

It was reviewed at a meeting of the State Commission on Industry-Related and Environmental Safety and Emergencies on August 20, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov said on Telegram.

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The new zoning will take effect on August 24.

Quarantine in Kyiv: Rules of the yellow zone

The Ukrainian capital has reimposed restrictions and bans in line with the new epidemic zoning requirements determined by the government.

The major rules are the following:

  • people should wear face masks in public buildings and on public transport;
  • citizens must have identity documents;
  • the number of people at mass (cultural, sports, entertainment, religious, advertising) events should be limited to one person per five square meters of the area of a building or territory if the event is held outdoors;
  • occupancy of cinemas and cultural institutions should not exceed 50% of seats;
  • the number of passengers on public transport should not be more than the number of seats;
  • there will be a ban on visits to social welfare facilities where elderly people are staying, except for those that provide services in crisis mode.

Quarantine in Ukraine

  • The adaptive quarantine in Ukraine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange zones depending on the bed occupancy rate in hospitals, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and the dynamics of growth of new cases per day.
  • Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone will have to introduce the toughest restrictive measures.
  • Kyiv was first attributed to the green zone. But after updated rules for the quarantine zone became effective in Ukraine on August 17, Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.
  • The government extended the quarantine in Ukraine until August 31.