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October 19, 2021, 18:43

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Muscovites over 60 and citizens with chronic diseases are asked to stay at home and only go out when necessary. Metropolitan enterprises must transfer at least 30 percent of employees to teleworking from the number of those who have not been vaccinated and have not been sick with COVID-19.

In September, a new period of growth in the incidence of COVID-19 began in Moscow. About this in your blog written by Sergei Sobyanin. Compared to August of this year, the number of detected cases of infection has quadrupled – up to 42 thousand per week.

“The number of people hospitalized in hospitals with a severe form of the disease is growing every day. If at the end of summer we hospitalized 400-500 people a day, then recently – 1200-1500 people every day. The number of patients in a serious and extremely serious condition has also doubled, ”the Moscow Mayor said.

According to him, this fall, the epidemiological situation is seriously complicated due to the increase in the incidence of acute respiratory viral infections and other respiratory diseases, which was not the case in 2020.

“From October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022, Muscovites over the age of 60 and citizens suffering from chronic diseases must again observe a home regime – at their place of permanent residence or in garden plots. Walks and physical education in the fresh air are not limited. Working citizens have the right to get sick leave, ”the Moscow Mayor noted.

These measures do not apply to elderly citizens and Muscovites with chronic diseases who have had coronavirus in the past six months or have been vaccinated.

From October 25 this year to February 25, 2022, employers in the capital are required to switch to teleworking mode at least 30 percent of the total number of employees, as well as everyone over 60 years old and those who suffer from chronic diseases.

“The only exception is for employees whose presence in the workplace is critical to the functioning of the organization. The requirement to switch to remote work does not apply to vaccinated and ill workers, as well as to employees of medical organizations, defense enterprises, Rosatom, Roskosmos and some other strategic industries, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

It is recommended to transfer to remote work, first of all, unvaccinated and non-sick employees of pre-retirement age and those who are at high risk for health reasons.

The chief sanitary doctor of the city of Moscow made a decision (Resolution No. 3 of October 19, 2021) to increase the requirements for mandatory vaccination of service workers. In accordance with it, enterprises and organizations working in these industries are obliged to ensure vaccination of at least 80 percent of the total number of employees by January 1, 2022. Vaccination with the first component must be carried out by December 1, 2021.

“I am well aware of how tiring and uncomfortable the current restrictions are. But there is simply no other way to save you from a serious illness.

Please get vaccinated. Thus, you will protect your health and will be able to maintain your usual way of life, ”concluded Sergei Sobyanin.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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