PM Shmyhal says the local elections will take place anyway / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says the local elections in Ukraine scheduled for October this year will be postponed if there are grounds for enforcing total quarantine over the coronavirus-related epidemic.

"There are funds for the elections, we plan to hold these elections," he said at the "100 Days of Government" press conference, adding the world now lives amid uncertainty over the spread of the coronavirus, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"If there are grounds in Ukraine for a total quarantine restriction, we will probably be forced to postpone these elections, but so far we hope we will manage adaptive mechanisms regarding this disease quite effectively and this will let us hold the elections in October," Shmyhal said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, local polls to elect members of village, town, city, district and regional councils are scheduled for October 25 along with the election of village, town and city mayors.