All-Ukrainian Council of Churches appeals to Ukrainians on preventing coronavirus spread
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations discussed issues related to the introduction of quarantine in Ukraine to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
An extraordinary meeting of the Council was held on March 13 with the participation of the leadership of the Ministry of Health and representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
Based on the discussion of possible preventive measures, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations decided to prepare a special appeal to the public about the prevention of the spread of coronavirus and the necessary actions during quarantine in Ukraine.
to the Ukrainian people
of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations
on prevention of coronavirus spread
Following the introduction of quarantine in Ukraine from March 12 to April 3, 2020, and in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations appeals:
- Sustain awareness and ownership of the measures introduced to prevent the spread of this viral disease, its localization and rapid recovery of those who have already fallen ill;
- Avoid extremes: do not give in to panic moods, but also do not neglect the danger;
- Maintain a sense of responsibility both in respect to one's own health and to others. If you have symptoms of SARS or have recently arrived from countries where there is a high level of coronavirus spread, please spend at least two weeks at home (the coronavirus incubation period), avoiding being in public places, and seek medical help;
- Follow the recommendations of specialists regarding the rules of special hygiene and behavior among groups of people defined for this time;
- Show love, understanding, tolerance, empathy and help to those who are struggling with the manifestations of the disease.
Each of our Churches and religious organizations, taking into account its own characteristics, is taking and will further take measures related to quarantine.
At this time, we especially urge you to strengthen your prayers to the Almighty with a sulication to stop and overcome this global pandemic. We believe in his help and remain vigilant to comply with preventive measures.