14 regions have already fully paid allowance for March to doctors who worked with patients with COVID-19, the rest of the regions will pay in the coming days. At the same time, the regions began paying allowance for April. This was announced by the Ministry of Health at the traditional conference call on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
In addition, the relevant ministry has already started concluding contracts for the purchase of coronavirus protection means. Also today, more than 70,000 biological protection suits will be sent to the regions for doctors working with patients with COVID-19, as stated by Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said the government was considering the opportunity of launching public transport during the next phase of quarantine mitigation.
"If you have already decided to allow transport, you should allow local authorities to open it where they see the possibility of compliance with safety measures. People go to work, and they need to be given the opportunity to get there. The main thing is to remember about safety," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Maksym Stepanov stressed that currently the situation in eight regions does not meet the criteria that would allow to launch transport there. In particular, these regions do not carry out enough testing. However, the situation there can be changed within a week, he said.