Kherson governor announces scheduled public safety lockdown
Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin announced on Facebook that a public safety lockdown will be imposed in Kherson from 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5 to 6 a.m. the following Monday.
During the scheduled lockdown, residents will not be allowed to leave their homes or move about in the streets. Kherson will also be closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
“These temporary measures are necessary for the law enforcement to do its job without endangering the rest of you,” Prokudin said, in a video recording. The residents are advised to stock up on food and medications in advance.
Kherson was under Russian occupation from March, 2022, to the following November. Having retreated since, the Russian armed forces shell the city regularly. Kherson is nevertheless rebuilding the infrastructure demolished by the warfare.