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Ukraine scraps weekend lockdowns against COVID pandemic: PM

Ukraine's Prime Minister Shmygal speaks during an interview in Kiev

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine has lifted weekend lockdown restrictions in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic but is still considering whether to introduce a tighter lockdown at a later stage, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Wednesday.

The government last month introduced a lockdown at weekends, closing or restricting most businesses except essential services such as grocery shops, pharmacies, hospitals and transport. Shmygal told a televised government meeting that the measure had brought down the spread of cases and stabilized the situation in hospitals.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams)

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