Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the local authorities should be allowed to relaunch public transport where they see the possibility of compliance with safety measures.
"If you have already decided to allow transportation, you should allow the local authorities to reopen it where they see the possibility of compliance with safety measures. People go to work, and they need to be given an opportunity to get there. The main thing is to remember about safety," Zelensky said at a regular conference call on the prevention of the COVID-19 spread, commenting on the report by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal that the government was considering the opportunity of relaunching public transport during the next stage of quarantine easing.
In turn, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stressed so far the situation in eight regions did not meet the criteria that would allow the resumption of transportation services there. In particular, those regions do not do enough testing. However, the situation can change within a week there, he said.