Some pilgrims traveled across the Novi Yerilovichi border believing it was open, which is not the case, Israel Public Broadcasting Tweeted. Ukrainian officials said foreigners had been warned about the border closure.
Ukraine’s border guard service said 690 pilgrims had gathered at the border as of Tuesday, and the agency’s director Serieh Dayenko said more were expected on charter flights arriving in Belarus. Belarusian Media Reporting different numbers of pilgrims at the border, about 1,500 have arrived.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the border closure would be enforced until it ends on September 28. About 20,000 new cases of the virus have been reported in the country in the past week, bringing the total to more than 160,000. Times Database.
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