From March 17 to April 3, at all post offices, storage fees for registered items, including international ones, will not be charged, Ukrposhtі reported.
At the time of quarantine, Ukrposhta will not charge a fee for storing parcels at post offices. The company announced this on its website on March 17.
“From March 17, 2020 until the end of quarantine at all postal facilities, the fee for storing registered mail items, in particular, Ukrposhta Express, Ukrposhta Standard and Ukrposhta SmartBox, not charged, “it was informed.
There will also be no charge for the storage of imported parcels that came from abroad.
In the “tariffs” section of the Ukrposhti website, it is indicated that the cost of storing items Ukrposhta Express and Ukrposhta Standard more than five working days is 9 UAH per day (but not more than 45 UAH), storing small international poisoning for more than five days costs 7.5 UAH (but no more 37.5 UAH).
In order to limit clients ’contacts with employees of Ukrposhti departments and to protect them from the possibility of coronavirus infection, the company changed the rules for the delivery, delivery and storage of registered mail items. Recommended mail items (except for letters marked “Judicial subpoena”) will be left in the subscriber mailboxes of recipients.
These rules will be valid until April 3, when quarantine is due to end.
In “Ukrposhtі” noted that after the introduction of quarantine, the work schedule of post offices has not changed. But from March 16 to deliver parcels abroad are used alternative routes (not only freight planes, but also cars), therefore Delivery times may increase.
In addition, the company urged customers not to go over the line if another client is being served at the counter, and also not to enter the office premises if there is a line.
“Remember about Happy Hours at Ukrposhtі. To send or receive parcels, we recommend you arrive at the departments after 13.00, when there are no queues, and pay payments until 13.00 with a 50% discount on commission,” the company said on Facebook.
Since March 12, in Ukraine, due to the spread of coronavirus infection, mass events have been banned and educational institutions have been closed. Restrictive measures will last three weeks – until April 3. In addition, on the night of March 16, Ukraine completely banned foreign citizens from entering the territory of the country, and from March 17 it stopped air communication with other countries. In many cities of the country also closed shopping centers, shops (except grocery and drug stores), restaurants, cafes and bars, gyms, beauty salons and night clubs.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to WHO data, on March 17, 184,976 people were infected with coronavirus in more than 150 countries, 7,529 people died.
In Ukraine, as of March 16, seven cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed (four of them in the Chernivtsi region, two in Kiev), one of the cases, a 71-year-old resident of the Zhytomyr region, died.
Abroad, one Ukrainian died from COVID-19 (she lived and worked in Italy), eight more are being treated.