25 Mar 2020 15:01

Nationwide state of emergency declared in Ukraine - PM

KYIV. March 25 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has imposed a nationwide state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic for 30 days, until April 24.

"We are extending the quarantine and imposing a state of emergency on the state of Ukraine, throughout its entire territory, for 30 days until April 14, 2020," Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a government meeting on Wednesday.

This measure could be extended if necessary, he said.