Zaporizhzhya is preparing for a two day curfew starting at 1600 on March 19

19 March 2022, 02:21 PM

The military administration of Zaporizhzhya has announced a curfew lasting from 1600 on March 19 to 0600 on March 21, according to the administration’s head, Oleksandr Staruh, on March 19.

This curfew is a security measure that had previously been implemented in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, for the entire day on March 20, local residents will have to stay at home. The only valid reason for leaving your home or apartment will be if residents have to get to their closest shelter in the event of an air raid.

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“For your own safety, please don’t walk around the streets or other public places (unless you have specially issued IDs),” Staruh said.

“The security of the Zaporizhzhya region is crucial! We ask you to respect the safety measures we're introducing. These measures are mandatory and are intended to provide security to the residents of our region.”

Anatoliy Kurtev, secretary of the Zaporizhzhya City Council, recommended that local business owners reschedule their work, but not stop it.

“If you have the opportunity, then reschedule your working shifts right now – you might want to have two working shifts for your employees. This way they can continue working even under curfew, while your companies continue their operations,” said Kurtev.

Zaporizhzhya is a major city in central Ukraine, and provides much of the employment for the regional economy. Its name can be translated as “land beyond the thresholds”, meaning certain areas to the south of the central basic of Dnipro River.

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