Ukrainians returning home from abroad will need to undergo self-isolation using “Diy Vdoma” mobile app. This was stated at a traditional meeting to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Only 10-15% of people traveling abroad do not have smartphones, as stated by Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy. These people will undergo observation in the classic format - that is, they will reside in premises prepared by the state. The aforementioned mobile app will allow you to undergo two weeks of self-isolation at home.
“Due to “Diy Vdoma” mobile app, we will simplify the isolation process for Ukrainians. It will also be easier for our police officers and doctors to control people who come from abroad. We understand that it is more comfortable for people to stay home than under observation. And this is a bright example of how “A state in a smartphone” modernizes Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
That is why the authorities will check whether the citizens returning to Ukraine have installed the application on their smartphone.
The innovation will also help develop a secure plan for the transportation of people who found themselves in a difficult situation abroad.
"If we have “Diy Vdoma” mobile app, we can gradually organize flights for people who found themselves in a difficult situation abroad," Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba noted.
“Of course, we must help our citizens abroad. Someone needs surgery, someone has an expired visa, someone has run out of money. But we have to bring people in small quantities, so that it is safe for citizens inside the country. We need to take care of Ukrainians both abroad and at home,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
It was also reported that batches of personal protective means delivered over the last week had been sent to the regions the day before. Today, PCR tests of Ukrainian production are being shipped.
"We received two thousand kits for 200,000 PCR tests. All this is of Ukrainian production and will soon be delivered to the regions,” Secretary of the Coordination Council on Combating the Spread of COVID-19 Kyrylo Tymoshenko noted.