In Ukraine the three priests were fined due to the accumulation of people in churches

KIEV, 13 APR – RIA Novosti. The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov reported that the police fined the three priests due to the accumulation of people in churches on palm Sunday, in spite of the quarantine.

the Ukrainian Government since March 12 because of an outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 introduced a nationwide quarantine. From 6 April quarantine measures in the country was tightened, in particular, the government has forbidden to gather on the street in groups of more than two persons, except in cases of support of children. It is also forbidden to walk in parks, forest areas and embankments, numerous sports and playgrounds. Ukrainians were obliged to wear personal protective equipment and when leaving the house to carry identity documents.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky discussed with the heads of churches of the security of the Easter celebration and worship in the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, it was reported that the authorities intend to present the project “Easter house”. In a press-service of the President noted that “up to 70% of Ukrainian citizens support measures to quarantine and only 3% are going to visit the Church.”

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world recorded almost 1.7 million infections, more than 105 thousand people died.