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Cherkasy Regional State Administration is set to rescind a decision passed by the Cherkasy mayor's office to ease the COVID-19 quarantine and has prepared a claim for submitting to a court.

"The claim says that the decision should be canceled as it is in conflict with Cabinet decision No. 211 dated March 11, 2020, resolution No. 14 dated April 27, 2020, and protocol No. 21 issued by the regional commission on industrial, environmental safety and emergencies on April 30, 2020 (Part 1 of Article 325 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)," the regional administration said on its website.

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The administration also demands that the decision to lift certain lockdown restrictions be suspended until the claim is considered to "prevent the spread of COVID-19."

As UNIAN reported earlier, the quarantine-related restrictions were eased in Cherkasy on May 1. Shops, parks and restaurants' outdoor facilities reopened in Cherkasy. Limitations on public transportation in the city were also lifted.

Speaking in one of his regular video messages, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Cherkasy Mayor Anatoliy Bondarenko against easing the quarantine ahead of schedule, yet, the mayor responded via social media that he would not give up the idea and offered resistance.

Such a decision passed by the mayor's office caused a disagreement between the central and local governments.

Members of Cherkasy City Council, which voted for lifting a number of the said restrictions, reportedly started to get subpoenas. Cherkasy police opened a criminal case for the violation of sanitary measures.