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Scoop of the day: Ukraine to tighten coronavirus restrictions

Scoop of the day: Ukraine to tighten coronavirus restrictions

Coronavirus

Health Minister Viktor Lyashko has said that Ukraine will tighten quarantine restrictions as of 13 September because the country is on the way from a green to yellow zone due to the growing incidence rate.

Servant of the People's political council meeting

Exclusive: The pro-presidential party Servant of the People has decided against fielding its candidate for Kharkiv city mayor, faction leader Davyd Arakhamiya has said, as quoted by an LB.ua correspondent.

Servant of the People is not considering the dismissal of parliament speaker Dmytro Razumkov, Arakhamiya said.

Crimean Tatars' rights

A Russia-controlled court in Crimea has arrested a deputy head of the Crimean Tatar Majlis, Nariman Dzhelyalov, for two months until 4 November, the Crimean Solidarity website has reported. He suggested that he was arrested because he had recently attended the Crimean Platform initiative summit in Kyiv.

Donbas

The Russian occupying troops have dropped by a drone two home-made improvised explosive devices on the northern outskirts of a residential district in Zaytseve, the press centre of the Joint Forces Operation HQ. The bombs were made using a 3D printer and contained up to 500 g of plastic explosives.

USA

MP Oleksiy Honcharenko said that parliament may hold an extraordinary session this week to discuss an appeal to US Congress to grant Ukraine a non-NATO Major Ally.

A delegation of US Congress has arrived in Ukraine to meet the president and government members, the US embassy in Ukraine has said.

Rosh Hashanah

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has congratulated Jews on Rosh Hashanah. "Let the new year of 5782 will be full of happiness, peace and consent," it said.

Fake news

The head of the Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security under the Culture and Information Policy Ministry, Lyubov Tsybulska, has decided to step down. Ihor Solovey, a former LB.ua editor, will now head the Centre.

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