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Ukraine PM says no need for state of emergency yet

He described the coronavirus situation as moderate.

Ukraine PM says no need for state of emergency yet
Denys Shmyhal
Photo: Cabinet of Ministers

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that he currently sees no need for declaring a state of emergency all over Ukraine.

"There is no need to declare a state of emergency at the moment," he said on the air of the Freedom of Speech talk show on ICTV.

He said that this measure would be appropriate in case of a really extraordinary development while the current coronavirus situation is moderate. So far the Cabinet of Ministers has already introduced the regime of an emergency situation in the regions hit by the coronavirus infection.

Earlier today, these arrangements were introduced in Donetsk, Ternopil and Cherkasy regions. Last week an emergence situation was declared in Chernivtsi, Zhytomyr, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv regions and Kyiv.

Health Minister Illya Yemets urged MPs to declare a state of emergency.

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