Ukraine's parliament originally introduced quarantine on March 17 until April 3 over the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.
Ukraine's Cabinet building in Kyiv / REUTERS
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has extended the coronavirus quarantine until April 24.
The decision was passed at a government meeting on Wednesday, March 25, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"The quarantine is proposed to be extended from April 3 to April 24," Minister of the Cabinet of Minister Oleh Nemchinov had announced before the Cabinet approved the respective decision.
The Cabinet also enacted a national emergency. "We are proposing that the government by its decision introduce an emergency regime throughout the country," Interior Minister Arsen Avakov had said before the decision was enacted.
Previously an emergency had been declared in certain regions and in the city of Kyiv.
In addition, the state system of civil protection to emergency mode was transferred to the mode of emergency and extended quarantine.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's parliament originally introduced quarantine on March 17 until April 3 over the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.