KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine officials have announced tighter lockdown restrictions in January in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, Ukraine registered 12,585 new cases and 276 deaths — the highest daily death toll in the pandemic.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says restaurants, bars, malls, gyms, theaters, cinemas and other non-essential businesses will be closed between Jan. 8-24.
Mass public events will be banned, and schools and other educational facilities, except day care centers, will be on vacation. Only grocery shops, pharmacies, banks, post offices, hotels and public transportation will operate.
Ukraine’s health officials have reported a total of 845,343 confirmed cases and more than 14,000 confirmed deaths.