Cabinet seeks powers to ban Ukrainians from leaving country during quarantine

18:40, 08 April 2020
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That's according to Bill "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine regarding the Protection of the Population from the Spread of Infectious Diseases", approved at a government meeting Wednesday.

"If quarantine is declared, the Cabinet of Ministers may decide on a temporary restriction or ban on entry into Ukraine of foreign citizens and vehicles from countries (areas) where especially hazardous infectious diseases have been registered, as well as on a ban on Ukrainian citizens' crossing out of Ukraine," says the draft law.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the bill was developed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine.

The draft law obliges persons suspected of being infected to provide informational consent for anti-epidemic and/or preventive measures, including but not limited to consent to self-isolation during the incubation period.

Ukraine's Parliament is yet to consider the amendments to legislation after they are submitted by the Cabinet.

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