Ukraine makes an official decision to restrict Hasidic pilgrimage to Uman significantly

25.08.2020, 16:50
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Due to the deterioration of the epidemic situation, a conference call was held today under the chairmanship of the President of Ukraine.

At the request of the Prime Minister of Israel, a decision was made to significantly restrict the Hasidic pilgrimage to Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

This was reported by the official website of the Head of State.

The quarantine is proposed to be extended until November.

The total number of people infected with coronavirus infection in Ukraine since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 108 thousand. The most affected areas today are Chernivtsi, Ivano – Frankivsk, Kharkiv and Ternopil. This was announced by Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal.

Given the negative dynamics of morbidity, Volodymyr Zelenskyy upheld the request to take preventive measures. In particular, the introduction of a ban on night clubs and concerts.

At the meeting, it was noted that the world is also seeing an increase in the incidence of COVID-19, so the Ukrainian government is developing regulations to ban entry to Ukraine of foreign citizens from countries that fall into the 'red zone' of the epidemic, for 30 days. This prohibition would not apply to the drivers of transit transport and representatives of humanitarian missions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously reported that the arrival of tens of thousands of Hasidic pilgrims to the city to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the traditional format this year is impossible.

Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews come to Uman every Jewish New year to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, who revived the Hasidic movement and died in 1810. This year, the celebration of the Jewish New year will take place from September 18 to 20.