The Ukrainian Orthodox Church does not see any reason at the moment to prohibit in general the holding of services with the participation of at most 10 people.
This is reported by the UCP on Facebook.
“On April 4, 2020, at 11:00 am, a meeting was held by teleconference between the Pan-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations and the Chief of the National Police of Ukraine, General of Police Igor Klimenko. During the meeting , Mr. Klimenko said that the holding of services in churches with respect for sanitary quarantine standards and participation was no longer 10 people are not prohibited.At the same time, the decree of the CMU imposes a ban on movement, which in practice will limit the possibility for laity to go to churches. ” bscheniya.
It was noted that following the meeting, it was proposed that, in the near future, explanations and general instructions on how to comply with quarantine restrictions be provided, as there is now a significant difference in their interpretation. Thus, from April 4, the CCP sees no reason prohibiting worship with the participation of up to 10 people.
According to the church, the metropolis of Kiev will continue to dialogue with the authorities concerning quarantine in a way that will not provide for the complete cessation of services.
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As reported by Ukrinform, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a list of additional quarantine restrictions on April 3.
At 10:00 a.m. on April 4 in Ukraine, 1,096 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 28 were fatal, 23 patients have recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru