Donetsk, Oct 19 - DAN. Two hundred and forty-eight people in 66 vehicles entered the Donetsk People’s Republic via the Yelenovka humanitarian corridor on October 18, the DPR Emergencies Ministry reported on Tuesday.

One hundred and seventy-one people in 40 cars went to Ukraine from the DPR.

The humanitarian corridor operates at the Yelenovka crossing point south of Donetsk. It is currently the only link between the DPR and Kiev-held areas. It operates on Mondays and Fridays. The operation of other crossing points was suspended due to the threat of spread of the coronavirus infection.

Residence registration in Ukraine is required to exit the DPR; to enter the Republic, visitors have to obtain a permit from the DPR COVID-19 crisis headquarters. *jk