Within the coming couple of months Moscow may lift a number of restrictions introduced due to coronavirus

February 26

In the nearest future, restrictions on large-scale events may be removed in Moscow. This will happen if the downward trend in the coronavirus-induced disease sick rate continues, said Sergei Sobyanin in an interview with the Russia-1 TV channel. The Mayor of Moscow also stressed the importance of lifting all limitations within the shortest possible time.

“I hope that in the next month or two if the current trend persists we will remove these restrictions,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to the Mayor, people 65+ living in Moscow will also be allowed to move freely.

“People with chronic ailments and elderly people fall into a risk group that is severely affected by this disease (many end up in hospitals in critical condition), and, of course, our task is to protect these people from communication during the pandemic as best as possible. But still, taking into account the decrease in the growth of incidence rate in Moscow, I hope that these restrictions will soon be transferred from mandatory to recommended ones,” added the Mayor of Moscow.

He also expressed the hope that elderly people will continue to be actively vaccinated in order to protect themselves.

Nowadays, the capital city enjoys a consistent downward tendency in the sick rate of coronavirus infection: the number of those admitted to hospitals ranges from 500 to 600 daily, while some time ago this figure reached 1,700. The Mayor of Moscow expressed confidence that the restrictions will continue to be lifted.

The stabilization of the situation with COVID-19 has already made it possible to remove a number of restrictions. High school students returned to in-person learning in schools; restaurants and clubs were allowed to work at night, after 23:00. The requirement to transfer at least 30 percent of employees to remote work is now of a recommendatory nature - the final decision remains with the management of the businesses. Some hospitals have returned to routine patient admissions amid a decrease in new cases of coronavirus infection.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in Moscow is underway. Everyone can get vaccinated at one of 100 stations arranged in the city polyclinics. Those are open around the clock from 08:00 to 20:00. There is an option on administering vaccine in private healthcare organizations. The vaccine itself is free for the residents, it is the clinic’s service for the vaccine administration that is charged.

Besides, mobile vaccination teams have been in use in the city since January 18. They provide vaccinating for the citizens in GUM, the Helikon-Opera theater, the Depo food mall, at VDNKh, in the flagship offices of My Documents in the Central Administrative District (Afimall City SEC) and South Administrative District (Columbus SEC), as well as in shopping centers Kaleidoscop, Kaluzhsky, Shchelkovsky, Vodny, Evropeyskiy, Riviera, and Gagarinsky.

Source: mos.ru

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