On March 11, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has issued a statement intending to initiate the quarantine procedures in the country starting on March 12, aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19. On the same day, Kyiv city council officially announced the limitations imposed in the capital.
According to the data of WHO, as of March 13, Coronavirus has been diagnosed for 132 567 people globally, and this number is constantly growing. Due to the quick spread of the infection, many countries impose anti-epidemic measures and restrictions. For example, quarantine has been enacted in Italy; Israel now has mandatory 14 days-long quarantine for everyone entering the country; the USA, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Austria, Angola, Serbia, and many other states have set restrictions for crossing the border.
As it is stated in many popular gambling news, more and more gaming events are postponed to an undefined period due to the Coronavirus situation around the globe.
Currently, it is unknown when the situation will stabilize. Also, there isn’t any exact date for the end of the quarantine in Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. That’s why Smile-Expo – a company organizing Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020 – is forced to shift the event to a later date. It will allow securing guests, participants, speakers, sponsors, and partners of the event from the danger of infecting.
New dates of UGW: 16-17 of June.
The team of organizers hopes that the Coronavirus pandemic will soon be stopped and the quarantine will be canceled.
Event program and details – ugw.com.ua.
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