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Source: Government of Ukraine

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a regular Government sitting appealed to Ukrainians to adhere to anti-epidemic measures during elections on October 25.

“This Sunday, October 25, local elections will be held. They will be one of the pivotal elements in completing a decentralization reform and their importance for the future of our country can hardly be overestimated. After all, these elections will be held on a renewed territorial basis, and almost 1,500 territorial communities will receive all the necessary resources to shape a comfortable living environment,” the Prime Minister said.

The Head of Government emphasized: we must realize that there is nothing more important than security during the vote. “Therefore, I call on all Ukrainians to stay committed to simple rules – to wear a mask at polling stations, to keep a social distance,”  Denys Shmyhal stated.

The PM also urged to take their own pens and not to bring minor children to the polling stations.

“Use a hand sanitizer before and after visiting election precinct. Show your passport to members of the election commission without handing it over to them. These are simple rules that can protect you and your family. The Government and local authorities have allocated all necessary funds to ensure that the polling stations are equipped in accordance with all safety standards,” the Prime Minister stressed.

During the Government meeting, Denys Shmyhal noted that a record number of COVID-19 cases was once again recorded in Ukraine, and also expressed condolences to the families of the dead

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