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Today, 57 flights return 11.5 thousand Ukrainians home. Our citizens who were stuck in Austria and Sri Lanka are among them. The flight from Vienna has already returned our people to their homeland at 13:30. Some Ukrainians from Sri Lanka have also returned already. The rest will have arrived in Ukraine by the end of this day.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, insurance companies and all government agencies operate. Special thanks to the Verkhovna Rada, which is not under quarantine. MPs work in committees, and if it is necessary to pass urgent laws they can quickly assemble in the assembly hall. The country has not stopped, the country is working.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented Iryna Venediktova's candidacy to the post of Prosecutor General in the Verkhovna Rada. The people's deputies endorsed her appointment by 269 votes.

The imposition of quarantine in Ukraine should prevent the large-scale spread of coronavirus. In this situation, the right thing to do is to limit the number of visits to public places as much as possible, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

The President did not rule out the imposition of a state of emergency throughout Ukraine if the epidemiological situation so requires.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the creation of a special fund with the participation of representatives of big Ukrainian businesses to support the medical sector during quarantine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with representatives of big businesses. The event was attended by the owners and top managers of the largest Ukrainian companies and business groups. The Head of State discussed the issue of assistance of big businesses in carrying out measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19 throughout Ukraine.

China's experience shows that unpopular and tough decision overcome the virus and save lives. The experience of other countries shows that softness and liberality are allies of coronavirus. Therefore, we will act in a tough, urgent, perhaps unpopular manner, but for the sake of one thing - life and health of Ukrainians.