The second of the five stages of emergence from quarantine previously imposed because of the coronavirus COVID-19, launched in Ukraine on Friday. In the country to resume public transport, hotels and kindergartens.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday decided to extend the quarantine for another month – until 22 June, stating that the restrictions will be adaptive. This means that to mitigate the quarantine areas of the country will take into account the situation of infection with coronavirus separately in each region. Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal reported that the time interval between the stages of release from quarantine will be ten days.

The government of Ukraine from March 12 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month, later it was prolonged several times. 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 was also forbidden to walk in parks, green areas and promenades, numerous sports and playgrounds. Ukrainians were obliged to wear personal protective equipment and when leaving the house to have at itself the documents proving the identity. A limited number of operating checkpoints on the state border. Later, the Cabinet of Ukraine has decided to soften a number of restrictive measures on may 11 in connection with a controlled epidemiological situation.

In the first stage, the easing of restrictions the Ukrainian government has allowed the work of hairdressers and beauty salons, has opened a summer Playground cafes and restaurants, the ban was lifted on walks in the parks, resumed work the food stores.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by the Ministry of health of Ukraine, the country recorded 19706 cases of infection with coronavirus, 579 people died, recovered 6227.

the Public transport

The Ukrainian government has allowed Friday to resume the work of land public transport in the regions where the number of newly identified coronavirus-infected on 100 thousand population is a maximum of 12 per week.

"Regions, where over the last seven days on 100 thousand population has on average at least 12 new cases COVID-19, the average number of PCR – and ELISA-test is more than 12, and the utilization of beds in hospitals, where patients with coronavirus, is less than 50%, could weaken anti-epidemic measures and to gradually restore the work of transport", – wrote the head of the Ministry of infrastructure Vladislav Crickley on his page in Facebook.

According to him, the routes will be able to reach urban as well as intercity carriers. This Cabinet is still left under the ban of inter-provincial communication, and��gementera is that in each of the Ukrainian regions, the epidemiological situation is different.

The Ministry of infrastructure jointly with the Ministry of health has developed a number of recommendations that need to comply with the carriers and passengers. In particular, public transport may be only the number of passengers corresponding to the number of seats. All should be in PPE, and drivers before going on the route will be to measure the temperature.

Crickley promised Ukrainians that upon the resumption of public transport price of travel will not grow. "It (the fare – ed.) set at the level of cities should not increase. Except that the city will begin to reconsider that we would be advised to do, given the social aspect of this issue," he said at the briefing.

the underground

The Cabinet also allowed the work of the underground in Ukraine, but because of the long preparation for the launch of metro will work from may 25. Previously, such a weakening asked the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, after the Ukrainian capital is "frozen" in the tubes after the first stage of easing of the quarantine.

As told adviser to the head of the Kiev metro Natalia Makogon online edition "Today", the Moscow metro has started preparing to launch. On the subway stations, on platforms and at ticket offices already applied special markings to ensure that passengers comply with the social distance of half a meter.

In addition, passengers of the underground, and ground transport, will be required to wear masks and gloves. Makogon noted that in the Kiev subway twice a day disinfection – both at stations and in trains.

The state foods and consumer service in Kyiv reported that still there are discussions about the need to limit the number of people who enter the subway car.

"At the entrance to the station will be sampled to measure temperature of passengers. They must all wear protective masks and gloves. Now experts discuss the need to limit the number of passengers in the subway cars and the salons of ground public transport: trams, trolleybuses and buses. It is proposed that in the subway cars and ground transportation should not be standing passengers, only sitting. For example, the subway car is designed for 40-54 seats. Now experts are debating on this issue, and will put such a rule for subway – completely unknown", – said the online edition of "Today" in Gosprozrahunkove Kiev.

In addition, the Kiev metro on the page in Facebook reported that metro will work without tokens, exclusively for the electronic ticket. But within one month from the date of resumption of passengers will still be able to use the wound�� purchased tokens green.

the Kindergartens, hotels and churches

In addition to public transport, the government has allowed from may 22 to resume the work of hotels, hostels still is forbidden. The hotels will not be able to work with restaurants and pools. Staff should wear personal protective equipment, they will also measure temperature.

The authorities have allowed to hold sports competitions in which participate up to 50 people. As before, they will be held without spectators. Another weakening was the permission to hold religious services with the participation of the congregation. Allowed to attend a service at the rate of one person per 10 square meters of space.

Not less than the expected weakening of quarantine measures for the Ukrainians was the opening of kindergartens. The operation will start from may 25. The Ministry of health has developed a number of criteria which must operate kindergartens in conditions of quarantine. In particular, parents should transfer the child to the educator on the street. Temperature will be measured upon entering the premises and again after four hours. If in the morning it is above 37.2 degrees, or the child will show signs of respiratory disease, he will have to return home. If the temperature detected in the course of the day, the child is isolated and informs the physicians and parents. Also at the entrance to the garden organize a place for the treatment of hands with an antiseptic.

In kindergartens prohibited the use of fabric towels, soft toys, carpets with long pile, the best in outdoor shoes indoors, carrying out mass actions with participation of children from more than one group and with the audience. Educators should give priority to walking with children outdoors, and in areas to keep children at a maximum distance from each other. Recommended to limit the activities and games that involve direct physical contact between children and staff, the use of a large number of additional equipment, sensory activities and games (e.g., modeling). Will also provide "adaptive power" to minimize the number of children who eat at the same time or at the same table.

Kindergarten will need to ensure the continued availability of liquid soap, antiseptic and paper towels in the bathrooms, disinfecting surfaces and wet cleaning every two hours, regular airing of the premises, centralized collection of individual protection means and paper napkins in different containers with lids and disposable bags.

the Kiev removes restrictions later

According to Klitschko, in Kiev, restrictions will be weakened since Saturday. "From the 23rd of may in Kiev in the normal mode starts the operation of the terrestrial public transport: bus, tram, trolleybus. Startut work shops with an area of 1 thousand square meters, will open sports and children’s playgrounds in parks, squares and adjoining areas", – said Klitschko at the briefing.

He added that may 25 will begin the work of the food and agricultural fair. But the decision on opening of shopping centers the city authorities intend to take separately, after the resumption of the metro.

The Kyiv authorities are in no hurry to open the doors of kindergartens. They earn together with schools for 11th-graders taking the exams, Universities for alumni and students only from 1 June. Children’s and youth sports schools, sports centres and gyms, fitness centres in Kiev will resume from June 1, but the pools, according to the mayor, will remain closed. The people of Kiev will also be allowed from June 1 to visit the recreation areas near the water and beaches.

"I Want to emphasize that all the planned easing will be introduced and will take effect if not worsen the situation with the spread of the virus," – said Klitschko.

the immediate future

Already known to some further easing of restrictions in Ukraine. In particular, the Cabinet allowed from June 1 to passenger rail services. This will include both urban and intercity routes, and inter-regional communication. In addition, from June 1 resumes and interregional passenger transportation vehicles. Also scheduled from the 15th of June, the resumption of acceptance and dispatch of aircraft operated on scheduled passenger services.

Thus, the interregional public transport will operate with an additional constraint, if we will go on trips to the region, where attenuation was introduced. "If transportation is carried out in the region, where there is no weakening of quarantine, the fullness of seats should be no more than 50% of the provided Seating passengers with the free space next to, in front and behind," said Crickley.

General requirements for transport remain the same: mask mode, temperature screening of employees, continuous disinfection.

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