KYIV – The Cabinet of Ministers, meeting on March 25, imposed an emergency situation regime on the entire territory of Ukraine, extending the coronavirus quarantine that was expected to end on April 3 to April 24. At the time of the government’s announcement, there were 113 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with four deaths, in Ukraine.
“It is planned to introduce the emergency situation regime for 30 days. Accordingly, we also plan to extend all quarantine restrictions for 30 days, until April 24. Please do not confuse the emergency situation with a state of emergency. An emergency situation does not limit the constitutional rights of citizens, but only consolidates the efforts to combat the coronavirus,” Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said. The measure could be extended as necessary, he added.