Sergei Sobyanin: Restrictions adopted in Moscow help avoid worst-case scenario

November 26, 2020
Social sector

At least 30 percent of Moscow companies’ employees will continue to work from home through 15 January. Muscovites over the age of 65 and people with chronic diseases should also stay home until the same date. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed the executive order extending the restrictions.

“The situation with the spread of COVID-19 remains tense. Two percent more COVID pneumonia cases were posted on 16-22 November 2020, and the number of hospitalised patients was up three percent.  In October, there were many more hospitalisations and pneumonia cases. Although the growth rate of morbidity is now subsiding gradually, it is still too early to talk about a decline in new cases. The healthcare system remains hard-pressed. Specialists believe that in these conditions there is no need to introduce new restrictions, but lifting the current measures would be premature and reckless,” Mr Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

Industrial enterprises, businesses and service centres will continue to operate.

“So far, the current measures have helped avoid a worst-case scenario and an all-out lockdown. I ask you to show maximum possible caution and not to subject your health to needless risks. In this way we will bring the end of the pandemic closer,” Mr Sobyanin summed up.

Source: mos.ru

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