The authorities of Ukraine from Saturday, March 28, will completely close air traffic and border crossing by trains. This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, reports “Gromadske”.
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He called on citizens of the country who are still abroad to return to Ukraine within two days or to stay abroad for the time of restrictions.
“Airplanes come to us until Friday. On the night of Friday to Saturday, any air traffic will be stopped, as well as trains. Have two days [для возвращения]”, – Avakov declared.
At the same time, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba noted that regular communication is being stopped. Ukrainians will be able to cross the border in their own cars or on foot.
On March 25, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal called the only source of the spread of coronavirus in the country people who returned from work and travel. According to him, the mass arrival of citizens from abroad continues, which “strengthens and increases the number of people infected with the infection.”
Earlier, the Ukrainian government announced an emergency regime throughout the country until April 24. A quarantine has been introduced in the country, for non-compliance with the rules of which criminal and administrative liability is provided. All entertainment facilities, schools and universities, as well as non-grocery stores are closed, citizens are asked not to leave home. In major cities, public transport is restricted.
According to the latest data, in Ukraine, 145 people became infected with coronavirus, five died. The total number of coronavirus infected SARS-CoV-2 in the world exceeded 472 thousand people; 21.3 thousand died, more than 114 thousand were cured.