Accumulation of people on holidays and at religious services is the most dangerous thing that can happen today, - the President
Today, the President's office held a meeting on countering the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
At the meeting, it was noted that provocations may occur before the Easter holidays with calls to violate quarantine and dangerous measures. This is reported by the official website of the Head of State.
"Crowds of people on holidays, at services is the most dangerous thing that can happen today. Kisses, communion, staying near. This is a direct method of infection. And everyone should be sure that they are responsible not only for themselves but also for the health and life of their loved ones, relatives and people around them. Every Ukrainian should be aware of the importance of quarantine," said Vladimir Zelensky.
According to him, it is dangerous to relax. If Italy and Spain have already passed or are passing the peak of the epidemic, then we have a key defining period ahead of us. This is the 20th of April. That is why it is so important for every Ukrainian to stay at home at Easter.
He once again recalled the situation in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, where almost 100 cases of coronavirus were confirmed with two fatalities.
"This whole situation demonstrates that the coronavirus does not care about your nationality, gender or religion. It demonstrates that you can not treat the disease light-mindedly. Therefore, I once again urge you to stay at home during the Easter holidays. And I am glad that, according to opinion polls, almost 90% of Ukrainians plan to do so. We have agreements with Ukrainian media groups. You will be able to see the broadcast of services from all churches on TV channels in Ukraine.
Each of us understands that this year we will have to change the traditions. And to do this for our own safety is the maturity and wisdom of the nation.
Our behavior at Easter and our discipline will determine the future duration of the quarantine. As I said earlier – we all want to overcome the disease as quickly as possible and have a good and traditional summer. So let's try together for a common goal and celebrate Easter at home. This applies not only to the blessing of food baskets but also to traditional picnics and hikes to visit. Not this year, please. For the sake of security of yourself and your neighbor, " the President once again urged, addressing the Ukrainians.