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Ukrainian capital to close schools, kindergartens, restrict transport: mayor – Metro US

Ukrainian capital to close schools, kindergartens, restrict transport: mayor

Students attend a geography class in an open-air classroom amid
Students attend a geography class in an open-air classroom amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lviv

KYIV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, will close all schools and kindergartens and restrict public transport from April 5, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Wednesday.

“We have no other option. Otherwise, there will be hundreds of deaths every day,” he said on Telegram messenger.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Matthias Williams)

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