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By next week govt to make decision on work of business in 'red' zone on condition of vaccination of workers – Kuzin

KYIV. Sept 10 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by the end of this week – the beginning of next week will approve a resolution that will allow businesses to operate in the "red" zone subject to vaccination of employees.

This was announced by Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin in an online interview with medical expert of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine Kateryna Bulavinova.

"We are currently working on a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, which should be approved this week or early next week. We want to allow easier rules for businesses and institutions for those who have received a full course of vaccination," he said.

We are used to catering in the "red" zone being closed, in the "yellow" zone the number of visitors is limited. According to the norms proposed by the Ministry of Health, we will allow catering establishments to work even in the "red" zone if 100% of staff are vaccinated, and we will remove the norm to limit the number of seats, if visitors are also vaccinated," he said.

The Deputy Minister said also that visitors will be allowed on an internal COVID certificate.

"Currently, there are two types of certificates – international and domestic. Domestic is still issued for six months, but after its expiration it will be necessary to download a new one, which will also be valid for six months. Thus, both domestic and international certificates will be valid for one year from the date of vaccination course completion," he said.

At the same time, according to Kuzin, both "green" and "yellow" certificates, which are issued after a full course of vaccination or one dose accordingly, are applicable.