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October 22, 2021 3:52 pm

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Due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus infection in Moscow, additional measures have been taken to combat the pandemic.

The incidence rates of COVID-19 in Moscow will reach record levels by the end of the week. About it Sergei Sobyanintold in an interview to the TV channel “Russia 1”.

The increase in the number of diseases is due to the autumn wave of acute respiratory viral infections, as well as the spread of the more aggressive delta strain in the capital.

“Based on such dynamics, we see that already at the end of this week – early next week we will reach the peak values ​​of the disease – the record ones in the entire history of the pandemic. And of course, this requires taking measures to protect the health and lives of people, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

Non-working days should break the maximum number of chains of diseases and stabilize the situation with the spread of coronavirus. They are announced in Moscow from October 28 to November 7.

“These are urgent measures, when the pandemic has already reached its peak values, when it is necessary today and now to take measures in order to smooth out the peaks of the disease and reduce the incidence rate. And of course, no QR codes will give such an effect, ”Sergei Sobyanin emphasized.

Speaking about the use of QR codes in the city, the Mayor of Moscow noted that the decision to introduce them should be as thoughtful as possible.

“It is always required to introduce them for a long period. At least six months. And not in any particular industry, say in public catering, but in all branches of services. This already applies to millions of people and tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. We saw in Moscow in the summer when QR codes were introduced: the drop in business income was from 20 to 80 percent, on average 36 percent, taking into account the work of summer verandas. But in the long term, this is a loss, a huge blow to the economy, so such measures should be introduced in a measured manner, calmly and taking into account the powerful economic support for these sectors of the economy, ”Sergei Sobyanin said.

Non-working days: how Moscow will live from October 28

From October 28 to November 7, the work of all enterprises and organizations in the city should be suspended. An exception will be organizations that ensure the functioning of urban infrastructure, continuous-cycle enterprises and some others, whose activities cannot be terminated in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

From October 28, restaurants, cafes, canteens, buffets, bars, eateries and other catering establishments will operate to take out or deliver. Pharmacies, grocery stores and outlets selling essential goods will work as usual. In addition, there will be retail outlets that sell goods remotely.

From October 28 to November 7, the centers of public services “My Documents” will provide services only for registration of divorce, if its date is set for the period from October 28 to November 7. The birth will be registered in medical organizations. The rest of the services, the provision of which is possible in electronic form, can be get online… If the date of receipt or signing of documents falls on the period of validity of the restrictions, the term for the provision of the service will be extended by nine calendar days.

Holidays are announced in kindergartens and schools from October 28 to November 7. The work of organizations of additional education, sports schools, children’s circles and sections is suspended. For preschoolers who have no one to leave at home, the work of duty groups will be organized in city kindergartens. Higher and secondary vocational educational institutions can conduct classes exclusively remotely.

Medical organizations will continue to provide routine medical care. Emergency medical care is maintained in full.

Theaters and museums will be able to continue to operate. However, their visit will be possible only if the premises are occupied by no more than 50 percent, the use of QR codes and protective masks. It is recommended that similar decisions be made by the federal authorities in relation to cultural organizations subordinate to them.

The city will be prohibited from holding mass cultural, entertainment, sports, advertising, entertainment and other events, with the exception of those approved by the state authorities or the capital’s Office of Rospotrebnadzor.

From November 8, Moscow will begin to return to its usual life, but with a number of restrictions.

In connection with the introduction of a home regime for elderly Muscovites over the age of 60 and those with chronic diseases, preferential and free travel on public transport will be suspended.

Social cards will be unblocked immediately after vaccination with the first component.

Theaters and museums will continue to work with the mandatory use of QR codes, protective masks and a maximum 70 percent occupancy rate.

From November 8, the mandatory use of QR codes and protective masks is introduced when holding concerts, entertainment, cultural, entertainment, sports and other events with the simultaneous presence of more than 500 people. Organizers of events with fewer than 500 participants are also encouraged to make similar decisions.

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

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