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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said the subways in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro will not resume work until May 22.

Speaking at a regular meeting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with members of the government and his coronavirus task force, the prime minister said that according to the plan worked out by the Cabinet, the subways will not be operational before May 22, since the early launch of public transport services threatens the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, according to the president's press service.

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The situation with the epidemic has not yet stabilized in the country, he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers on March 11 imposed a nationwide quarantine, which was later extended until April 24 and further until May 11.

On May 4, the government reviewed the deadline for ending the coronavirus-related quarantine in the country, having set it for May 22.

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine was nearing 13,700 on Thursday morning. Of them, 507 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. A total of 340 COVID-19 deaths have already been recorded in the country. Some 2,396 patients have recovered.