Most Ukrainians unhappy about government actions to fight COVID-19 / REUTERS

Most Ukrainians are unhappy about the actions taken by the government to fight COVID-19.

In particular, 60% of Ukrainians are not satisfied with the measures taken by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, while 35% back his steps, according to a survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov's performance is backed by 33% of respondents, 48% are not satisfied, and 18% found it difficult to answer.

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As for the central authorities, pollees were negative about the work of the Cabinet of Ministers (67%) and the Verkhovna Rada (72%). A total of 32% of respondents are satisfied with the activities of Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, while 55% are not satisfied. What is more, 36% are positive about the police's activities, while 51% criticized them.

The poll was conducted on November 15-17 through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) using a random selection of cell numbers. The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older). Some 3,000 respondents were polled in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and other Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine, namely certain districts in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The margin of error is no more than 1.8%.

Weekend quarantine in Ukraine

  • On November 11, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce the so-called weekend quarantine starting from November 14.
  • The government repealed the adaptive quarantine system and imposed a nationwide quarantine with curbs for all territories that were in effect in the previous version of the coronavirus quarantine in zones with the orange risk level.
  • On November 17, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, did not back a draft resolution recommending that the Ukrainian government soften the restrictions imposed along with the so-called weekend quarantine.