REUTERS

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's Office says the head of state has noted the need to protect Ukrainian citizens from the coronavirus epidemic during Easter holidays.

The issue was discussed during a daily Zelensky-chaired intercom meeting on the fight against the coronavirus, the press service of the Office of the President said on April 3.

"We must do everything to protect Ukrainians from the coronavirus epidemic. Easter is always an important period for people, a period of family reunification. I am sure that Ukrainians understand that there is a need to protect the loved ones at this important time as well," the Office quoted Zelensky as saying.

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In addition, the strengthening of restrictive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus was also discussed at the meeting. That is about a mandatory use of face masks and a ban on groups of over two people.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers on April 3 approved new measures to strengthen quarantine, which was introduced in Ukraine to tackle the spread of coronavirus.