Ukrainians understood the danger of the coronavirus epidemic and celebrated Easter mainly at home.
About it on Facebook, wrote press secretary to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Yulia Mendel.
“Statistics show that most Ukrainians have understood the danger of the coronavirus epidemic and especially celebrated Easter at home,” said Mendel.
She said, citing data from the national police, that only 130,000 worshipers attended the services this year, up from 7.5 million last year.
“Of course, sometimes the situation got out of hand, like, for example, in Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk region, where around 300 people gathered in the church, without respecting the protection rules – without masks or distance, unfortunately, now we have to be ready in a week to wait for the COVID-19 coronavirus to fire in Svyatogorsk. Violations have occurred in other regions, “added Mendel.
She noted that President Vladimir Zelensky and the head of the office of the Head of State, Andrei Yermak, are in constant contact with heads of regional state administration and law enforcement to obtain information. timely and react to the situation. “In general, Easter at home requires attention, but so far has not posed a threat of large-scale infection,” said Mendel.
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According to the materials: ukrinform.ru