Kiev Declares Quarantine Over Swine Flu in Force From Saturday

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Kiev decided to introduce quarantine over the spread of a swine flu across the country.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kiev authorities have decided to introduce quarantine, starting from Saturday over the spread of a swine flu across the country.

"We will not wait until the threshold for an epidemic in the capital is surpassed, and we have made the decision to impose a quarantine starting from Saturday in Kiev to stop the spread of the seasonal illness. This is a preventative measure," Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko was quoted as saying by the UNIAN news agency at a meeting with city health officials on Thursday.

Taking into account the specifics of the virus and the possible health issues’ complications, the spread of this seasonal illness should be stopped as soon as possible, Klitschko stressed.

The measure will be applied to schools, some medical centers and community centers, he stated, adding that public events will be restricted as a precaution.

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