Ukraine's government mulling over flexible lockdown during New Year's holidays.

Ukraine may face a new lockdown / Photo from UNIAN, by Serhiy Chuzavkov

Ukraine may face a new lockdown / Photo from UNIAN, by Serhiy Chuzavkov

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers is considering the possibility of introducing a flexible variation of the lockdown, which will take into account the epidemic situation in each separate region.

Head of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction David Arakhamia announced this option on TV Channel Ukraina 24.

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"The probability of a complete lockdown is 90%. There are chances that we will be lucky, but so far it looks like the probability is very high. Now the question is how to enter it correctly and in what format. The government announces some kind of intelligent lockdown. That is, not the complete lockdown, which was this spring, and it [will be] adjusted to the realities of each region, including public transport and so on," Arakhamia said.

The parliamentarian also assessed the possibility of halting public transport services during the quarantine. He does not rule out that the lockdown may might be introduced for the entire period of New Year's holidays.

"If we had imposed the lockdown, let's say tomorrow, but all enterprises would be working and we would have to halt public transport, e.g. Kyiv's subway, during that lockdown, we will face huge difficulties in transportation of people to work. If this happens, for example, on December 27, then in general, this [transportation] problem will be removed as such. From the point of view of the consequences and inconveniences for people, of course, this will spoil the New Year holidays, but it will not hit the economy so hard," he added.

Author: UNIAN

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