The self-declared Luhansk people’s Republic will cancel the compulsory isolation for COVID-19 for the staff of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE arriving from Kiev-controlled territory, said Thursday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic, the Plenipotentiary representative LNR at the talks in Minsk Vladislav Danego..
Previously in the LC, the head of the Republic Leonid beekeeper was introduced mode of increased readiness in connection with COVID-19 and restrictions. To date, the number of restrictions lifted, however, continues to operate a mandatory regime of self-isolation for 14 days for arriving to the Republic citizens. For observers of the OSCE SMM this period was 10 days.
“The head of SMM OSCE Mr. Cevik (head of the special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik, editor) at the meeting of the contact group on July 25 raised the issue of the abolition of the requirement of a ten-day isolation for personnel of the CMM entering the territory LNR from Ukraine. However, he confirmed the willingness to carry out disinfection of the transport mission upon crossing the demarcation line to confirm the absence of COVID-19 from entering the LC mission personnel negative results of the PCR tests that were performed no later than three days before the moment of crossing of the demarcation line,” – said in a statement, Dane, courtesy of RIA Novosti.
Plenipotentiary representative LNR said that in connection with the alleviation of the epidemic situation, it became possible to amend the order of crossing the line of contact with employees of the OSCE SMM. Dana stressed the need for observers monitoring mission of the ceasefire, and commit violations by the Ukrainian security forces and consequences of attacks on the territory of the Republic.
“For this purpose, the significance of which is comparable to reversing the spread of coronavirus infection, we decided to simplify the procedure of admission of staff members of the OSCE SMM Ukraine on the territory of the Republic, to eliminate the requirement of compulsory isolation, with the understanding that we will be able to verify a negative test result for coronavirus as at the time of crossing the demarcation line and after 14 days after entry of the mission into the territory of the Republic”, – said Deynego.
He said that corresponding changes in the decree of the head of the LC is scheduled to make in the near future.
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