The relevant resolution “On the establishment of quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the acute respiratory disease COVID-19 in Ukraine” was approved at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on December 9th.
The decision was made in order to prevent the spread of a new powerful wave of the illness, which may occur, in particular, after the New Year and Christmas holidays.
According to the approved document, from January 8th to 24th, 2021, the operation of cafes, restaurants, bars (except for delivery and takeaway orders) will be prohibited.
It is prohibited to receive visitors by business entities engaged in trade and consumer services, except:
Trade exclusively in food products, medicines, medical devices, hygiene products, household chemicals, communication methods, printed media, veterinary drugs, pet food, seeds, plant protection products, in retail space no less than 60 percent of which is intended for trade in such goods. Trade activity with other groups of goods can take place only by remote delivery;
Fuel trade is allowed.
Also in the specified period of time it is possible to provide financial services, financial institutions and activity on collection and transportation of currency values, activity of operators of postal service, medical practice, veterinary practice, activity of gas stations (without food zones), maintenance activity and repair of vehicles, hairdressers and beauty salons are allowed by appointment.
The work of cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, swimming pools, theatres is prohibited.
During the period of increased quarantine, it will also be prohibited to visit educational institutions, trade in non-food products, hold any entertainment, sports or mass cultural events.
Public transport will continue to operate.