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Registration for Vaccination of Citizens Living in Temporarily Occupied Territories Begins in Ukraine

Stanycia Luganska

The Ukrainian authorities have launched a process of vaccination against COVID-19 for those citizens of Ukraine who live in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and in Crimea and who belong to priority groups (people aged 65 and over). At the same time, citizens who have registered and received an ID should not undergo self-isolation or observation upon arrival in government-controlled territory, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports on its Facebook page.

“Citizens of Ukraine, who are ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the territory where the state authorities of Ukraine exercise their powers in full, provided that an invitation to vaccination with an ID is issued, will be allowed to enter the territory without self-isolation. Also, the lists of citizens invited for vaccination will be sent directly to the entry-exit checkpoints,” the report reads.

At the same time, Ukrainian border guards noted that Russian-sponsored militants in the occupied territories had completely blocked road corridors through the Shchastia, Zolote, Hnutove, Mayorske, and Marinka checkpoints.

Traffic through the Novotroitske checkpoint, which the occupiers unblock only twice a week, is partially open, but passenger traffic is significantly limited.

Daily check-in operations were carried out only at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint.

As a reminder, last weekend mass vaccination centres were opened in Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa. Today, 5 June, vaccination centres started operating in five more regions.

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