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Today in Odessa officially opened beaches, list is attached

In Odessa officially opened areas for bathing and recuperation, reports the head of the OBA Oleg Kiper.

“Signed a joint order with the Commander of the operational strategic grouping of troops “Odessa” on the access of people to the sea,” Kiper wrote in his Telegram channel on Saturday.

The head of the OBA added that the first open zones include Caleton beach, inclusive beach, municipal beach (area of 14 Fontana), Ikra beach, Chaika beach, municipal beach (area of 10 Fontana), but the list will be supplemented as checks are passed.

Stay of people on the beaches is allowed from 08.00 to 20.00.

“During the air alarm, in the detection of suspicious objects, during a storm from 2 points, on coastal structures (piers, traverses, breakwaters), outside the areas for bathing stay of people is prohibited!”, – emphasized the head of the OBA.

In addition, mandatory is the presence of a rescue boat and mesh fences to protect against explosive objects in open areas for bathing.

“In case of necessity should be organized surveys by the diving service underwater and above-water area of the Black Sea,” – added Kiper.

On the beaches will be daily coastal cleaning, provided there is no emergency situation.

To the water area of the Black Sea exit is allowed only to rescue services.


Unloading of railcars with grain in ports of Greater Odessa has almost stopped

The unloading of railcars with grain in the ports of Greater Odessa has stopped due to the stoppage of the “grain corridor”: only 10 railcars were unloaded over the past 24 hours, Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) reported in its weekly report on Monday.

The average daily indicator of carload shipment in the ports of Greater Odessa due to the blocking of the “grain corridor” in July amounted to 80 cars/day, having deteriorated over the last week by 30 w/c.

At the same time, a slight increase in the number of railcars with grain, which move in the direction of the ports of Greater Odessa – up to 168 cars from 109 cars, the report said.

The load on the port of “Izmail”, which is an alternative for the export of grain cargoes continues to increase. Over the past week (from July 24 to July 31), the total queue of cars that move in the direction of the port amounted to 7.8 thousand cars, of this number – 3.034 thousand cars with grain. This is by 500 cars, or 19.7%, more than last week, when there were 2,534 cars in the queue.

The average daily unloading rate of grain cars at the port “Izmail” is 88 cars per day, which is 15 cars per day or 14.5% less than in the previous week.

“Due to weather conditions (wind, precipitation) and restrictions on the passage of trains, the daily unloading of grain cargo in the port “Izmail” decreased. The situation with unloading is gradually normalizing”, – it was reported.

In addition, in the direction of the transition Serpneve-1-Basarabeasca (Moldova) is fixed accumulation of about 1.3 thousand cars, including grain – 319 cars, with oil – 153 cars.

Earlier it was reported that the number of ships in the port of Izmail, according to the data of Marine Traffic monitoring application, increased to 120 on Monday against 109 last week, 32 more ships are expected to arrive. During the week, the number of ships at the port ranged from 111-113. The number of vessels at the Port of Reni decreased to 58 vessels on Monday compared to 64 last week. Another 16 vessels are expected to arrive. On Saturday there were 54 ships in the port, during the week – 58-61. Traffic has not resumed in the largest Black Sea ports.


Restrictions for trucks have been imposed in Odessa

In Odessa and the region from July 10 introduce summer restrictions for trucks, movement is allowed from 6:00 pm to 10:00 am, reported the press service OVA.
“We remind you that from (10.07.2023) in order to preserve the road surface during the hot season come into force summer bans on the movement of trucks from 10:00 to 18:00,” – said in the telegram channel of the head of the Odessa OVA Oleg Kiper.
From 18:00 to 10:00 movement of freight transport is allowed, stressed in the OVA.
As noted, the restriction of traffic will act on the highways M-15 /Odessa-Reni /, M-05 /Kiev-Odessa /, M-14 /Odessa-Melitopol/ within the Odessa region for heavy vehicles with a total weight of over 24 tons and loading on the axle 7 tons.
“Exceptions are specialized purpose vehicles and vehicles transporting dangerous, perishable goods, live animals and poultry; goods related to the prevention or elimination of the consequences of emergencies; military goods, dual-use goods and/or property used for the needs of defense; humanitarian aid; people,” the OVA stressed.
In the department reported that also allowed the movement of vehicles engaged in international transport of goods, provided that the driver of the truck has a reserved place in the waiting list to cross the state border of Ukraine for road transport means of the electronic system (“eOrder”) two days before the waiting list for the next time.
At the same time, engaged in the transportation of grain, oilseeds and fuel and lubricants businesses are advised to contact the Odessa OBA for consultation and subsequent receipt of passes during curfew by phone: (048) 718 93 87, (048) 718 95 20.
“The consultation will be carried out from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 18.00. In order to properly organize the issuance of passes, the relevant documents should be sent to the email address,” explained in the administration.
It is noted that the observance of truck drivers and the requirements of road signs will be controlled by the territorial division of Ukrtransbezopasnost together with law enforcement officers.
It is also reported that at the same time the Service of restoration and development of infrastructure in the Odessa region will ensure the establishment of appropriate prohibitive and informational road signs and determination of places for placement of special sites or parking of heavy and/or large vehicles for the period of the special regime.

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No outbreaks of infectious diseases have been recorded in Odessa

According to the results of monitoring of the regional center for control and prevention of diseases Odessa regional center for control and prevention of diseases of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine cases of group incidence of infectious diseases have not been identified.
“No outbreaks of infectious diseases and group cases have been registered,” the department said in a statement posted on Facebook Tuesday evening.
Nevertheless, “according to the monitoring data, the incidence of acute intestinal infections in the region, compared to the previous week, increased by 10.5% (it is 190 cases against 172), including among adults – by 29.2% (93 against 72), among children under the age of 17 there was no change (…).”
The department stressed that the overall incidence rate per 100 thousand people was 8.1.
The highest incidence among the total number of cases is observed among children under 17 years (51.1%), and among them the most vulnerable is the age group from 1 to 4 years (50.4%).
Reportedly, only 1.8% of the total number of cases have no established cause of the disease.
It is noted that out of 168 registered patients with gastrointestinal disorders, 156 patients were tested for cholera, all with negative results.
The region continues to actively monitor water quality, with regular sampling of water from the sea and water.
“During the week 100 environmental samples were tested, including seawater – 52 samples, fresh water – 28 samples, sewage from infectious disease hospitals (departments) – 18, seafood (hydrobionts) – 2”.
It is reported that no cholera vibrio was detected in any of the monitoring points.
In addition, the results of samples of seawater for sanitary and microbiological with five public beaches in Odessa, it was found that the water does not meet hygienic requirements
“At present, a significant excess of microbiological indicators has already been recorded, so swimming or using such water for food processing is FORBIDDEN. The catching of fish and seafood in the sea and reservoirs, eating them, as well as buying such products is FORBIDDEN”, – were reminded in the Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is also noted that the sanitary-epidemic situation is under constant control, in addition, on the basis of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention formed groups of rapid response to various threats, including biological, chemical and radiological.
“Environmental monitoring is conducted on a daily basis. The headquarters works 24/7.The epidemic situation is predictable and manageable. But the general well-being of the population depends on each of us,” the agency summed up.

Unauthorized trade in fish is banned in Odessa

In Odessa, spontaneous trade in fish and seafood of unidentified catch near markets, shopping centers, etc., is prohibited, reported in Telegram-channel of the Odessa City Hall “Odessa. Officially”.
“We also inform the heads of enterprises and institutions carrying out their activities in the territory of the city of Odessa, regardless of ownership of the ban (restriction) of sale of fish and seafood unspecified place of catch”, – said in a message published on Sunday.
The corresponding decision was taken at an extraordinary meeting of the commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergency situations of the Executive Committee of the Odessa City Council on June 17, 2023.


Salinity of the sea on the beaches of Odessa has fallen by almost 2 times

Samples of sea water in the water area of Odessa showed an excess of pollutants and a sharp drop in salinity due to the Russian occupants of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power plant on the Dnieper, but no cholera pathogens were detected, according to the Telegram channel of the Odessa City Hall “Odessa. Officially” on Tuesday.

“In samples of seawater sampled on June 10 from points in Odessa cholera pathogen and cholera-like vibrios were not detected … In samples of seawater sampled at the beach “Langeron” excess of iron in 4.8 times, salinity below the norm in 2.7 times; in samples taken at the 16-th station B. Fountain samples recorded excess of suspended solids in 1.8 times, iron – in 5.2 times, the salinity is 2.9 times below the norm,” the statement said.

At the same time, it is reported that the drinking water supplied to Odessa complies with sanitary norms. “Drinking water corresponds to the State sanitary norms and rules 2.2.4-171-10 “Hygienic requirements for drinking water intended for human consumption”, – reported in the City Hall.

The Odessa City Council reminded that the order of the Odessa Regional Military Administration of July 16, which established a special mode of movement of citizens in certain areas of the Odessa region, prohibits staying on the Black Sea coast, in particular within the beach areas, is still in force.