KIEV, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said in his official Telegram channel on Wednesday that the government decided to introduce a lockdown throughout Ukraine from Jan. 8 until Jan. 24, 2021.
According to the prime minister, cafes, restaurants, and bars (except for delivery and take-away), non-food stores, cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, theaters, and shopping centers will be closed during this period.
All educational institutions, except for kindergartens, will take a break. In addition, all public events will be banned and public transport will operate but with certain restrictions.
Grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, postal offices, and hotels will operate as usual.
A total of 845,343 COVID-19 cases and 14,204 deaths were registered in Ukraine as of Wednesday, while 451,118 patients have recovered, the country's health ministry reported.
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