In mid-June, the COVID-19-related movement restrictions, including for crossing the “contact line”, were eased, following the official declaration of the entire country being in the “green zone” for the COVID-19 risk¹. This included the lifting of the mandatory requirements of COVID-19 tests and self-quarantine for people entering the Government-controlled area (GCA) from the non-Government controlled areas (NGCA). As a result, the number of daily crossings doubled during the second half of the month, showing a 37 per cent increase month over month.² However, no significant changes in the crossing dynamics in Donetska oblast were observed as crossing via the “Novotroiske” crossing point (operational two days a week) continued to account for less than five per cent of total monthly crossings.
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