Ukraine will be switching toward an "adaptive quarantine" option in June or July this year, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal suggested during a government Q&A session in the Verkhovna Rada.
Today, the coronavirus incidence rates vary across regions, which would make illogical to introduce strict quarantine throughout the country.
"Holding the whole country on lockdown in June or July would be impractical. At this point, we will completely switch to the adaptive quarantine model," Shmyhal said.
According to the prime minister, adaptive quarantine involves the strengthening of restrictive measures in certain territories. It is assumed that local authorities will be involved in the process.
"Today we are developing further steps regarding the quarantine and moving to an adaptive model. On May 22, the date until which the quarantine has been extended, it will be continued, but with a gradual transition to an adaptive model, where we, depending on the developments, mitigate quarantine measures, while at the same time handing more and more authority to local governments so that the disease could be contained in its hotbeds," the prime minister said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers in March introduced a national quarantine across Ukraine, which was later extended until May 22.