There won’t be a lockdown, but we’ll live with masks for a long time – Shmygal
In Ukraine, more than 40% of the adult population have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus infection COVID-19.
Prime Minister Denis Shmygal assured that the authorities are not planning a general lockdown in the country, but that wearing protective masks will be mandatory for Ukrainians for a long time to come. The news agency wrote about it on Thursday, December 16. Interfax-Ukraine.
He noted that a full quarantine will not be put in place as Ukraine maintains a high vaccination rate against the coronavirus. The vaccination rate reaches around one million citizens every week.
“More than 40% of those vaccinated in the adult population is a key factor that gives us the opportunity to promise companies that there will be no bans,” he said.
At the same time, the Ukrainian head of government added that some quarantine restrictions will continue for a long time. In particular, the mask requirement remains in place in public places.
“A vaccination does not protect 100 percent against infection, but prevents death and serious illnesses,” said Shygal, justifying the authorities’ decision.
He also suggested that the mask regime will continue to apply for about two years.
The Ministry of Health had previously announced that the quarantine measures previously introduced in Ukraine would remain in place for the New Year and the Christmas holidays. Unvaccinated Ukrainians are only allowed to visit public places if they have tested negative for COVID-19.
previously it was reported that the Cabinet of Ministers advanced adaptive quarantine due to coronavirus until March 31, 2022.
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