Shmygal told whether to wait for the second lockdown


There will be no lockdown, but we will live with masks for a long time – Shmygal

In Ukraine, more than 40% of the adult population has already been vaccinated against coronavirus infection COVID-19.

Prime Minister Denis Shmygal assured that the authorities do not plan to introduce a general lockdown in the country, but the wearing of protective masks will be mandatory for Ukrainians for a long time. About this on Thursday, December 16, the news agency writes. Interfax-Ukraine.

He noted that total quarantine will not be introduced due to the fact that Ukraine maintains a high rate of vaccination against coronavirus. The vaccination rate reaches about one million citizens every week.

“More than 40% of the vaccinated among the adult population is a key factor that gives us the opportunity to promise business that there will be no lockdowns,” he said.

At the same time, the head of the Ukrainian government added that some quarantine restrictions will last for a long time. In particular, the mandatory wearing of masks in public places will remain.

“Vaccination does not protect 100% from infection, but prevents death and severe disease,” Shygal explained the authorities’ decision.

He also suggested that the mask regime will operate for about two more years.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health reported that quarantine measures that were introduced earlier will remain in Ukraine for the period of the New Year and Christmas holidays. Unvaccinated Ukrainians will continue to be able to visit public places only if they have negative tests for COVID-19.

earlier it was reported that the Cabinet of Ministers extended adaptive quarantine due to coronavirus until March 31, 2022.

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