The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to suspend the work of checkpoints on the border with Crimea due to the increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19. This was announced on August 8 by the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleg Nemchinov.
“The government has decided to temporarily suspend the work of the checkpoints of entry [в Крым и Севастополь] and departure, “Nemchinov wrote in his Telegram channel.
He noted that the work of the checkpoints will stop at 08:00 on August 9 and will resume at 08:00 on August 30.
According to him, the right to cross the border remains with several categories of citizens. In particular, these are people who have registration and live outside the republic, with representatives of diplomatic institutions and humanitarian missions. The departure of foreigners and stateless people is separately agreed upon.
Earlier on Saturday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky ordered to revise the regime of the checkpoints on the border with Crimea and strengthen control over the observance of quarantine, writes Gazeta.ru.
The head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov said in July that there are no massive cases of COVID-19 among tourists in Crimea and the local healthcare system is fully ready to receive tourists.
According to Worldometer, as of August 8, 79.7 thousand cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Ukraine, 1.8 thousand people died, 43.6 thousand patients recovered.