Coronavirus: Ukraine will introduce tight COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in January

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Ukraine will introduce tight lockdown restrictions in January, hoping to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus infection, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Wednesday.

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The measures, which include the closure of schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and entertainment centers and a ban on mass gatherings, will be in force from Jan. 8 to 24, Shiygal told the televised government meeting.

The government last month introduced a lockdown at weekends, closing or restricting most businesses except essential services such as grocery shops, pharmacies, hospitals and transport. It lifted the restrictions on Dec. 2.

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