12:51 09 Apr 2021

Klychko proposes to Cabinet to introduce a national lockdown

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko appealed to the government to immediately consider introducing a national lockdown.

The mayor stated this at a briefing, Ukrinform reports.

"I urge the government to immediately consider introducing a nationwide lockdown. A real lockdown. Movement between regions of the country should be limited, with strict compliance monitored," Klychko said.

According to him, today Ukraine is in the top three European countries in terms of the number of patients per day and the number of COVID-19 deaths.

"Only since the beginning of this month, on April 1, 3556 people have died in the country. 392 patients have died in Kyiv in 9 days. Such a terrible dynamic of the virus spread. And how many more people have to get sick, how many have to die for the central government to understand that they need immediate measures at the state level, otherwise, even in the absence of mass vaccination, the country will face a catastrophe," he said.

According to Klychko, "the virus is spreading uncontrolled and migrating through the country."

"We all want to ride public transport; work in offices, not remotely; walk in crowds without masks; have parties; go for walks in other cities," he said.

The mayor noted that in the morning he talked on the phone with the chief doctors of several medical institutions in the capital.

"There are enough medication and means of protection everywhere. But there's a 100% occupancy of beds, in other hospitals, 110%. There are running out of oxygen. Doctors are exhausted," he said.

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