The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided at an extraordinary meeting on March 29 that citizens returning to Ukraine from abroad would be placed under mandatory observation.

This was announced by Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi, the CFTS portal reports.

"The government has just made the decision that the observation regime is mandatory for Ukrainians returning from abroad," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Later, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure published the relevant Cabinet of Minister resolution.

"The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ resolution No. 241 of March 29, 2020, stipulates that persons who visited countries/regions with local transmission of the virus in the community (excluding drivers and maintenance personnel of freight vehicles, crewmembers of air, sea, and river vessels, and members of train and locomotive crews, if there is no reason to believe that they were in contact with people with the COVID-19 acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus) are considered to have had contact with patients with this disease and are subject to placement under observation (isolation) for 14 days in the specialized agencies selected by the Kyiv municipal administration or regional administrations after crossing the border," the ministry said.