Tougher quarantine in Ukraine: health minister says citizens aged over 60 have to stay at home
In order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 spread in Ukraine, the government has drafted a resolution containing clauses on the ultimate self-isolation of elderly citizens.
That's according to the newly-appointed health minister Maksym Stepanov, who spoke at a TV panel show Pravo na Vladu [Right to Power] on Thursday, TSN reports.
The new resolution is set to be published soon.
"It's the issues of observational and self-isolation that are set out in a resolution which I hope will be published tomorrow [Friday]. It is about risk groups, people aged 60+. They concern citizens with chronic diseases, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. We need them to be self-isolated and that is what we will be working on," Stepanov explained.
The head of the Ministry of Health assured that now the government, together with local authorities, are making every effort to ensure that elderly people who are at greatest risk spend as little time as possible outside. In particular, the minister said, the delivery of medications and essentials has been set up for this category of citizens.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian authorities drafted new tougher restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.