Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said only 49 out of 219 border crossing points will operate starting March 12.

"There was a decision today, and the airlines have already begun to implement it, this is actually canceling flights with Italy so far. Later, we'll see in those countries where this virus will develop parabolic, we will also make relevant decisions, recommend that airlines stop flights. Forty-nine out of 219 border crossing points will operate starting tomorrow. The rest will be closed for citizens and vehicles," he said at a briefing following a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers approved restrictive measures amid the Covid-19 coronavirus threat to prevent the disease from spreading.

Measures include a three-week lockdown of all educational institutions.

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.

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.

In addition, it was decided to purchase infrared contactless screening equipment for the Boryspil International Airport.