All 74 markets in the Kiev region will remain closed until the situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic improves. This was stated by the interim chairman of the Kiev Regional State Administration, Vasily Volodin, during a briefing, reports UNN.
“Yesterday, at an extraordinary meeting of the Kiev regional commission on technological environmental safety and emergency situations, we reviewed the relevant documents, with the head department of the State Food and Beverage Service concluding that it was impossible to reopen the markets. We have 74 such markets in the region," said Vasily Volodin. At the meeting, the commission confirmed the decision to ban the operation of these markets until the situation improves.
He said that the only exception is the activity of wholesale markets, as well as markets operating remotely and offering deliveries.
"This decision was made based on relevant substantiated conclusions of experts, who agree that the reopening of the markets in compliance with mandatory anti-epidemic measures is not yet possible, as monitoring compliance is ineffective. Also, crowding can lead to a greater spread of coronavirus in these areas," said Vasily Volodin.