The nationwide weekend quarantine will become effective from Nov 14 / Photo from UNIAN, by Serhiy Chuzavkov

The city of Odesa does not plan to introduce the so-called weekend coronavirus-related quarantine, which was recommended by the Ukrainian government.

This was announced by Secretary of Odesa City Council's Coronavirus Task Force Oleksandr Tykhovsky, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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As of November 12, Odesa remained in the orange zone of epidemic-related risks of the spread of COVID-19.

"At the moment, neither regional nor municipal commission on emergency situations has made any decisions regarding the introduction of the weekend quarantine. In this regard, Odesa continues to be in the orange zone, complying with all quarantine-related measures provided for by this level of epidemic threats," Tykhovsky said.

Citizens must wear face masks and use hand sanitizers in public places, observe social distancing, etc., he said.

The press service of the mayor's office said that Odesa had not made any decisions to toughen the orange-zone quarantine. The decision to introduce the respective restrictive measures in Odesa was made by the local commission on emergency situations on October 15.

Weekend quarantine: In brief

  • On November 11, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce the so-called weekend quarantine nationwide from November 14 to November 30. It will be in effect from 00.00 Saturday through 00.00 Monday.
  • On the weekend, a ban will be in effect in addition to the restrictions provided for on weekdays, namely cafes and restaurants (except for the take-out service), shopping malls and entertainment centers, other entertainment outlets, fitness centers and the like should be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Only grocery stores, pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, medical institutions, gas stations are allowed to operate.