The fines will be regulated by the Code of Administrative Offenses / Photo from UNIAN

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a draft law to introduce special responsibility for not wearing face masks by citizens.

The draft law on amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses was considered by government officials at a meeting on July 1, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

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"The bill establishes special responsibility for not wearing face masks by citizens of Ukraine. The responsibility will be regulated by the Code of Administrative Offenses. The responsibility of legal entities that own the relevant buildings, facilities, public transport during the stay of citizens when they are required to let such citizens in these premises only individuals with masks will be regulated separately. We establish responsibility for this," Justice Minister Denys Maliuska said.

According to him, fines will not be large for individuals, while sums due to be paid by legal entities will vary between 200 and 300 tax-free minimum incomes of citizens, i.e. UAH 3,400 to UAH 5,100 (US$ 127.5 – 191.3).

As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 44,998 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of the morning of July 1. They include 1,173 deaths and 19,548 recoveries. Some 664 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.