Ukraine's capital tightens restrictions due to spike in coronavirus cases

People wait to receive an injection of vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre in a shopping mall in Kyiv, Ukraine October 27, 2021. Picture taken October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KYIV, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian capital Kyiv will tighten lockdown restrictions due to a spike in coronavirus cases, mayor Vitali Klitschko said at a televised briefing on Thursday.

From Monday, cafes, restaurants, gyms, shopping and entertainment facilities will only be allowed to operate if all staff are vaccinated, he said. At the same time, these institutions are prohibited from accepting visitors who do not have vaccination certificates or negative COVID-19 tests.

A negative COVID-19 test or vaccine certificate will also be mandatory to use public transport.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; editing by Matthias Williams

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