Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has appealed to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov with a request to organize a conference call with mayors of Ukrainian cities to discuss issues related to zoning in line with the adaptive quarantine rules.
"It is extremely important today to be in contact with the heads of districts, cities of regional significance. It is very important that the color zoning introduced by the Health Ministry has very clear parameters," the prime minister said at a government meeting on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
Shmyhal said the subjective human factor in the procedure for assigning cities to the relevant quarantine zones is excluded.
"A mathematical model calculates relative gains, the number of patients, and the ability of the healthcare system to cope with these loads. Of course, our goal is green zone throughout Ukraine…," he said.
"I will ask the Health Ministry to continue explaining how the updated quarantine works, what is the situation in districts. This requires not only explanations, but also a normal dialogue. That's why I will ask the health minister, the minister of regional development, the minister of the Cabinet to organize a conference call with the mayors of our cities so that we could discuss and remove all problematic issues," the prime minister added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the new rules of adaptive quarantine had come into force in Ukraine on August 3.
In particular, cities and districts are divided into four zones depending on the epidemiological situation.
Under the new rules, Ukraine has been divided into several zones: green, yellow, orange, and red, depending on the COVID-19 threat levels.
Quarantine zones will be reviewed every Friday.
At the same time, the cities of Lutsk, Lviv and Ternopil, which had been identified as "red zones," refused to comply with the new quarantine rules.