12:27 24 Nov 2020

Minister of Culture is in favor of a two-week lockdown for New Year holidays

Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko stated it was better to plan a two-week lockdown for the New Year holidays, as the situation in the country should be predictable for all those who cannot work under coronavirus bans and restrictions.

Tkachenko wrote about this in his Telegram.

"My opinion is that having predicted lockdown is better than long-term uncertainty. Therefore, I would suggest, first, planning a two-week lockdown tied to the New Year holidays. Of course, the government should help all those suffering financially in conditions of unemployment. Second, we should refuse mass events for Christmas and New Year and to celebrate holidays online, for example in Zoom," Tkachenko wrote.

He added that according to the published Ministry of Health plan, Ukraine is currently waiting for the last weekend quarantine. The Minister added everyone, who couldn't work under coronavirus bans and restrictions, was waiting for the quarantine to complete. They include creative industries, tourism, and small and medium-sized businesses.

"In recent days, the daily number of coronavirus infections has decreased. But the question of what awaits us tomorrow remains open. The situation must be predictable," the minister added.

Tkachenko insists Ukrainians should know in advance what to expect, and the red zone stretched over time cannot be endless because of the negative impact on the economy.

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