Donetsk Republic Drops Mask Requirement but 90% Mandatory Vaccination Remains
Inconvenient fact: As Russian control of Ukraine expands so do vaccine mandates
Editor’s note: It’s not as if any of this is getting enforced, but that’s not the point. The point is the principle.
Source: Donetsk News Agency
Machine translated from Russian.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin canceled the mandatory social distancing and mask regime in the Republic, which were introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is stated in the decree under the number 164, published today on the official website of the head of state.
The document, which came into force on the date of publication, amends paragraphs from the 8th to the 10th decree No. 57 “On the introduction of a high-alert regime” of March 14, 2020. In addition to social distancing and mask regime, mandatory temperature measurement of workers in the workplace is abolished, and the restriction on holding mass events is completely lifted.
At the same time, the heads of state bodies, local administrations, enterprises, institutions and various organizations are still instructed to provide immunization against coronavirus to at least 90% of their employees, taking into account the previously vaccinated and who have had the disease. They should also assist officials and health workers in this process.
In the DPR, since March 2020, a state of high alert has been in effect. It was announced in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus. All the while, anti-Covid measures have been weakened and tightened. Among others, there was a ban on holding mass events, which was canceled from April 1, 2022, but the restriction on events in enclosed spaces continued to operate.