Wearing face masks indoors in public places is obligatory / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's government will initiate measures to step up administrative liability for non-compliance with the face mask wearing regime on the premises and public transport.

"We are ready to reconsider the issue of wearing face masks outdoors, but masks in the rooms will remain relevant for a long time. Therefore, we plan to submit a motion to the government and the Verkhovna Rada to strengthen administrative responsibility for non-compliance with the mask regime on the premises and public transport," Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a special meeting of the state commission on biosecurity and emergency situations on June 16, according to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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According to him, it is very important to constantly communicate with society in remind about the necessary anti-epidemic measures.

"We need to explain these issues to people – about maintaining social distancing, about observance of the face mask regime," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Health Ministry reported that Ukrainians had violated self-isolation rules more than 2,200 times during the quarantine period, and the total amount of fines was UAH 4.3 million, or US$160,209.