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After Ukraine government allows public access to subway services in Ukraine's capital, the Kyiv Metro may once again be shut down, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii admits.

“This could happen. Of course, everything must be done to prevent this from happening," Kryklii has told the Obozrevatel outlet.

A lot will depend on how Kyiv passengers will follow social distancing and other health safety standards, the minister suggested.

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Speaking about the likelihood of a new ban on public transport throughout the country, Kryklii reiterated the fact that quarantine had become adaptive recently.

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"The situation won't be the same in all regions. Wherever the epidemiological situation is worse, quarantine restrictions will be removed later or a step back will be taken," the official said.

At the same time, part of the authority in determining the strictness of quarantine measures has been delegated to regional authorities.

"We offer a common framework at the government level, while local governments may impose more stringent restrictions," the minister explained.