Mayoral adviser Petro Andriushchenko said that Russian officials now in control of Mariupol were considering imposing a quarantine in the city, where decomposing corpses and garbage were contaminating drinking water, putting remaining residents at risk of cholera and other diseases.

There are talks about quarantine. The city is being quietly closed, he stated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm about the potential for a cholera outbreak in Mariupol and has pre-positioned vaccines in Dnipro, but it is not clear how they would get to residents.

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During the war, the population of Mariupol decreased by 5 times

According to the Maruipol City Council, more than 22 thousand residents were killed by Russian troops.

  • About 200 thousand residents of Mariupol left for the controlled territory of Ukraine.
  • About 47 thousand were deported or forced to leave for the territory of Russia and Belarus.
  • About 100-120 thousand residents are still in the ruined city without basic living conditions.