Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko said that the city is closed to quarantine because of the threat of cholera. He said this on the air of the Ukrainian Telethon, adding that Mariupol has already been caught in the first phase of the epidemic.
"Usually in early June naturally there is cholera bacillus in the sea, it is normal for Mariupol, the Sea of Azov, but not normal in these conditions. After all, everything that gets into the sea now, and all those sources where water is taken through drainage, we understand - shallow graves give the appropriate results, rotting garbage in the streets - all this gets into the water, into the sea, into drinking water sources and the risk of epidemic is not just threatening, and it is already such a level that in principle we record single cases, as far as we can record, allowing to say that the epidemic in principle began, "- said Andryushchenko.
According to him, the fish mortality, not typical for this season, has already begun.
"This can include unplanned and unnatural fish migration at this time. Of course, it is very difficult to record the causes of death, but we know for sure that the mortality rate has not decreased, but on the contrary, it is increasing. All this suggests that in fact Mariupol has already fallen into the first phase of the epidemic. And this is partially confirmed, because our sources of the authorities confirm that in fact the city is closed to quarantine. Now it's a lighter version of quarantine, more bureaucratic, but I think that they already understand that the epidemic is on its way," Andriushchenko said.
In addition, he noted that closing the city to quarantine, stopping the issuance of passes for the right to leave Mariupol - this is so far all the measures taken.
"We began to receive information that at checkpoints around Mariupol the Kafirs do not let out and stop the issuance of passes for the right to leave Mariupol saying that it is because of the threat of cholera," he said.
As for the epidemic, Andriuschenko added that it could be cholera, a banal epidemic of dysentery, as well as any viral epidemic related to the gastrointestinal tract.
The Mariupol City Council earlier reported that almost 100 thousand Mariupol residents may die not only because of shelling, but also as a result of intolerable living conditions and unsanitary conditions - deadly epidemics may break out in the city.