Moscow has tightened control over the observance of the glove and mask regime in public transport. From October 16, passengers will not be allowed into vehicles without personal protective equipment (mask and gloves), even if they paid for the fare. This was reported in the telegram channel of the Moscow Department of Transport.
“Now carriers are obliged not to allow passengers without PPE (personal protective equipment, - approx. ed.), even if the trip has already been paid for. Passengers are required to wear masks and gloves, ”the message says.
Checks will become more frequent, law enforcement agencies will participate in them. On Friday, October 16, the press service of the Moscow Department of Transport reported that the total percentage of masked people in Moscow's city transport rose to 96%.
“Today, the overall percentage of people wearing masks in public transport has grown to 96%. And at some metro stations - 99%. But we also want to remind you of the need to use not only masks, but also gloves. You know this is very important. The virus is transmitted through surfaces no less actively, ”the Department of Transport said.
Will there be fines for traveling without protective equipment?
Previously, passengers were fined for traveling without protective equipment in public transport, but were not dropped off the vehicle. For lack of masks and gloves, the townspeople were fined 5 thousand rubles. According to the new prescription Chief Sanitary Doctor of Moscow Elena Andreeva, passengers without masks and gloves will simply not be allowed on the metro and other public transport, even if the trip has already been paid for.
What sanitary and preventive measures will be applied in transport?
According to the order from the chief sanitary doctor of Moscow on measures to prevent coronavirus, drivers and train drivers of the capital's transport, as well as from the very beginning of the pandemic, will undergo a medical examination before each flight and take coronavirus tests every 15 days. In addition, in the metro, buses, trams and minibuses, the procedure for disinfection of all surfaces will be intensified.
On October 13, Rospotrebnadzor announced the detection of the COVID-19 virus on surfaces in vehicles. In total, the department's specialists carried out more than 100 thousand studies of washes from objects, and in 134 cases COVID-19 samples were detected, which is 0.13% of the total number of samples.