Donetsk oblast was closed due to violations of quarantine in Church on Easter

Donetsk oblast of Ukraine was closed for entry and exit due to violations of the quarantine during the celebration of Easter in the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra. This was announced by the head of the regional administration Pavel Kirilenko on a conference call with the head of the office of the President Andriy Yermak, dedicated to the fight against the spread of coronavirus, according to the website of the President of Ukraine.

According to Kirilenko, gathered in the Church of about 350 people: parishioners and natives beyond the control of Kiev territories of Donbass, living in the monastery. Many of them were without masks.

By order of the commander of the joint forces Operation entrances and exits from Donetsk region closed to prevent the spread of infection. The identity of all who were in the Abbey during the service, installed. They will have to undergo observation.

Earlier, the national police of Ukraine opened a criminal case due to the breaking of quarantine in Svyatogorsk Lavra and the Pochayiv Lavra in the Ternopil region during the celebration of Easter. Pochaiv also closed by the authorities. The priests promised to prosecute. According to the latest data, Ukraine had contracted the coronavirus 6125 people.

part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions under control of Kiev in 2014. Ukraine closed the border with the breakaway republics of Donbass in mid-March, fearing the spread of coronavirus.