Avakov: About 3,000 pilgrims will arrive in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah this year


Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that 3,000 pilgrims will visit Uman this year to celebrate the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah, the National Police reports.

“According to various estimates, 30,000-40,000 people came to Uman every year to celebrate the Jewish New Year. This year, due to the global pandemic, about 3,000 people will visit the city. All pilgrims who arrived in Ukraine before the temporary ban on the entry of foreigners imposed by the government will undergo coronavirus tests,” Avakov said during a meeting with the head of the National Police Ihor Klymenko, Mayor of Uman Oleksandr Tsebriy, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.

According to the minister, some technical restrictions will be introduced in Uman during Rosh Hashanah:

“We understand all the risks associated with the Rosh Hashanah celebration. The units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will ensure law and order and security on the streets of Uman. We will do our best to make these events calm and safe.”

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