The new zoning is in effect from September 21 / Photo from UNIAN, by Serhiy Chuzavkov

Ukraine has updated the COVID-19 quarantine zones, which will be effective from September 21.

The decision was made by the State Commission on Industry-Related and Environmental Safety and Emergencies on September 18.

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There is not a single regional center in the red zone now.

Restrictions in Ukraine's red zones

Public transport, shopping malls, cafes and restaurants are not allowed to work in the red zones. Such restrictions are possible if the hospital occupancy rate exceeds 75% for five days in a row, the incidence per 100,000 people is five times higher than the average indicator for 14 days.

Red zone mapping

  • The town of Chop in Zakarpattia region;
  • Peremyshlyany, Pustomyty districts of Lviv region;
  • the town of Berezhany, as well as Zalishchytsky, Zbarazky, and Ternopilsky districts of Ternopil region;
  • the town of Slavuta and Volochisky district of Khmelnytsky region;
  • the town of Kaniv of Cherkasy region;
  • Hertsa and Kelmenetsky districts of Chernivtsi region;
  • the town of Nizhyn, as well as Nosivsky district of Chernihiv region.

Orange zone mapping

  • The city of Vinnytsia and the town of Kozyatyn of Vinnytsia region;
  • the town of Novovolynsk, as well as Kivertsi and Manevychi districts of Volyn region;
  • the town of Korosten, as well as Luhynsky and Ovrutsky districts of Zhytomyr region;
  • the city of Uzhgorod, as well as Rakhivsky and Uzhgorodsky districts of Zakarpattia region;
  • Polohivsky district of Zaporizhia region;
  • the city of Ivano-Frankivsk, the towns of Kalush and Kolomyia, as well as Kosivsky, Rohatynsky, Rozhnyativsky, and Tysmenytsky districts of Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • the town of Obukhiv, as well as Kyiv-Sviatoshynsky and Baryshivsky districts of Kyiv region;
  • Brodivsky and Radekhivsky districts of Lviv region;
  • the town of Voznesensk of Mykolaiv region;
  • the cities of Bilyaivka, Izmail and Chornomorsk, as well as Berezivsky, Bolhradsky, Ivanivsky, Izmailsky, Ovidiopolsky, Tarutynsky, and Tatarbunarsky districts of Odesa region;
  • the towns of Dubno, Varash and Ostroh, as well as Demydivsky, Zdolbunivsky, Kostopilsky, Mlynivsky, and Rivnensky districts of Rivne region;
  • the city of Sumy in Sumy region;
  • the city of Ternopil, the towns of Kremenets and Chortkiv, as well as Berezhansky, Borshchivsky, Buchachsky, Husiatynsky, Zborivsky, Kozivsky, Kremenetsky, Lanovetsky, Monastyrysky, Pidvolochysky, Pidhayetsky, Terebovlyansky, Chortivsky, and Shumsky districts of Ternopil region;
  • the city of Kharkiv, the town of Lyubotyn, and Velykoburlutsky district of Kharkiv region;
  • the city of Khmelnytsky, the towns of Kamyanets-Podilsky and Netishyn, as well as Krasylivsky, Teofipolsky, and Yarmolynetsky districts of Khmelnytsky region;
  • the town of Smila, as well as Kanivsky, Korsun-Shevchenkivsky, and Smilyansky districts of Cherkasy region;
  • the city of Chernivtsi, as well as Vyzhnytsia, Hlyboka, Zastavna, Kitsman, Novoselytsia, and Storozhynets districts of Chernivtsi region;
  • Boroznyansky, Kulykivsky, and Nizhynsky districts of Chernihiv region;
  • The city of Kyiv.

In the orange zone, hostels and camps are not allowed to operate; restaurants and nightclubs cannot work at night; while there are some curbs on the work of fitness centers and gyms, some cultural institutions; and children's camps. Mass gatherings of more than 100 people are also prohibited.

Yet, the Health Ministry lifted a ban on public transport in the orange zone when 50% of seats are occupied.

Yellow zone mapping: Big cities

  • Lutsk;
  • Zhytomyr;
  • Rivne;
  • Cherkasy;
  • Chernihiv;
  • Zaporizhia;
  • Lviv;
  • Mykolaiv.

In the yellow zone, a ban is in effect on visits to social welfare facilities where elderly people are staying, except for those organizations that provide services in crisis mode.

Green zone

Wearing masks in public buildings and transport remains mandatory in the green zone. During mass events, there should be no more than one person per five square meters. Cinemas could work only if no more than 50% of their seats are occupied. Transportation of passengers in public transport is allowed only if they wear masks and the number of passengers does not exceed the number of seats.

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