New restrictions in Moscow to counter the renewed spread of Covid in Russia

New restrictions in Moscow to counter the renewed spread of Covid in Russia
New restrictions in Moscow to counter the renewed spread of Covid in Russia

Today, Tuesday, the city of Moscow imposed health restrictions, the first since the summer, in the face of a new rise in the number of Covid-19 infections, in light of a reluctance to receive vaccines, while the Kremlin is considering measures at the national level to stop the spread of the virus.

This wave caused by the delta mutant is exacerbated after a previous outbreak in the summer, due to the slow vaccination campaign and the lack of respect for social distancing measures with no strict restrictions.

“The number of people hospitalized with serious cases is also rising every day,” wrote the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, and ordered “urgent measures” to protect the most vulnerable, especially the elderly.

Thus, the authorities of the Russian capital ruled that eighty percent of service workers should be vaccinated, compared to sixty percent currently, by January 1, 2022, in addition to quarantining all those over sixty years without receiving the vaccine between October 25 and February 25, and working from after “why? Not less than thirty percent” of corporate employees.

“I understand how burdensome and unpleasant the current restrictions are, but there is no other way to protect you from this dangerous disease,” Sobyanin said.

They are the first restrictions ordered by Moscow since those were gradually lifted from the end of July. In June, the capital saw a week without work to stop the spread of the disease, but for several weeks it adopted the health certificate, which is unpopular and weighs on the economy.

But on Tuesday, Russia recorded a new record, with 1,015 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total government toll to 225,325 deaths, the highest in Europe. But this number is much lower than the real numbers, as the National Statistics Agency, Rosstat, announced more than 400,000 deaths at the end of August.

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