Parliament speaker's deputy calls weekend quarantine "great stupidity" / Photo from UNIAN

Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, Olena Kondratiuk considers the government's decision to introduce the weekend quarantine in Ukraine a "great stupidity."

"I think this is a great stupidity. Because it does not solve the issue either from the point of view of the epidemiological situation, or from the point of view of the healthcare situation," she said at a briefing on Monday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

According to Kondratiuk, the government should consult with the parliament, the public, scientists and doctors on this issue.

"This decision is premature and inappropriate," she stressed.

Read alsoEffectiveness of "weekend quarantine" to become clear in about two weeks – health ministryThe official reiterated Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal had been invited to attend the parliament session on Tuesday. Kondratiuk said there are many questions to ask him regarding the spending of money from the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the implementation of a parliamentary decree of October 20 on the fight against the coronavirus, as well as the issue of canceling the weekend quarantine.

Weekend quarantine in Ukraine

  • On November 11, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce the so-called weekend quarantine starting from November 14.
  • The government repealed the adaptive quarantine system and imposed a nationwide quarantine with curbs for all territories that were in effect in the previous version of the coronavirus quarantine in territories with the orange risk level.