Coronavirus: Ukraine announces nationwide quarantine as prevention measure

14:30, 11 March 2020
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Measures include a three-week lockdown of all educational institutions, as reported by the Government press service.

UAH 100 million shall be allocated for priority procurement of individual protection gear for the needs of ministries, agencies, and services, as well as to replenish reserves, the Cabinet decided at its meeting March 11.

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At the same time, to implement the decision, the ban has been introduced until June 1 on the exports of anti-epidemic goods.

The Cabinet of Ministers proposed introducing restrictions on holding mass events with over 200 participants, which doesn't apply to events of state importance.

Holding sports events is possible with the permission of international organizations, although no spectators will be allowed.

"It is also planned to put on quarantine educational institutions for a period of three weeks. In addition, it was decided to purchase infrared contactless screening equipment for the Boryspil International Airport," the Government's press service noted.

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