Jun 23, 2021
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“If we do not achieve the expected effect”: admission to public transport by QR code is not excluded in the Moscow region

On June 23, the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov signed a decree expanding the restrictions in the region due to the situation with the coronavirus. The changes will affect, in particular, the work of cafes and restaurants, sports events, the use of urban infrastructure. At the same time, the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region allowed the introduction of QR codes for travel in public transport if the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the region does not improve after the tightening of restrictive measures.

The Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov signed a decree on toughening restrictive measures in the region due to the coronavirus pandemic. The document is posted on the portal of the regional government. Information about the change in the current restrictions was also published in the Telegram channel of the head of the region.

According to the decree, from June 24 in the region, holding sports, leisure, entertainment, entertainment, cultural and other similar events in buildings with full-time presence of spectators is possible only with the number of spectators no more than 50 people, by tickets and subject to ensuring that the social distance between spectators is observed. 1.5 meters.

Similar events in the open air are also possible with tickets, subject to social distance and with the number of spectators not exceeding 500 people.

In addition, the work of food courts will be suspended, with the exception of delivery or takeaway service. It will be possible to serve visitors on summer verandas only if the following condition is met: on an area of ​​3 sq. m. can only be one person.

At the same time, from June 28, this restriction does not apply to persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months.

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In the region, it is temporarily prohibited from 23.00 to 6.00 entertainment and entertainment events in nightclubs, bars, discos, karaoke, hookah bars.

Check-in at hotels for a period of more than three days is allowed only with a certificate of vaccination, a negative PCR test, or confirmation of a previous COVID-19 disease.

The work of children’s playrooms, attractions and zoos will also be suspended. It is forbidden to use playgrounds and sports grounds, gazebos and other similar objects.

From June 28, in the Moscow region, the entrance to nightclubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and a number of other public places will be carried out using QR codes. From July 15, only vaccinated drivers will be able to work in a taxi.

At the same time, the Minister of Health of the Moscow Region Svetlana Strigunkova said that the new restrictions do not apply to citizens under the age of 18. At the same time, she admitted that if the epidemiological situation in the region does not improve, the authorities can make travel by public transport available only by using a QR code.

“We hope that all the measures taken will allow us to reduce the spread of coronavirus infection. But I want to note that if we do not achieve the expected effect, then the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region will propose additional restrictive measures from July 1. And this is admission to the use of public transport services only for residents of the Moscow region who have a QR code, ”RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.

The authorities of Buryatia also reported about the tightening of restrictive measures due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus. A non-working day regime is introduced in the region from June 27 to July 11.

“For two weeks, the activities of all enterprises will be banned, with the exception of life-support services, grocery stores, trade organizations selling essential goods, pharmacies, housing and communal services, public transport, the media,” the local headquarters said.

The situation with COVID-19 in Moscow

In the capital, from June 28, cafes and restaurants can also be visited by QR codes. Access to them will be open to those who have protection against COVID-19 – those who have been vaccinated, who have been ill in the last six months, or who have a PCR test no older than three days.

During a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and members of the government, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the capital’s medical system is operating at almost full capacity.

“Over the past week, we have recorded record rates of detectability – 53 thousand, there was no such level of detectability either in May last year or at the end of 2020, when there were peak values,” he said.

Hospitalization in the city, he said, also approached the maximum indicators – 12 thousand per week. In addition, the last two days in Moscow recorded “a record number of daily mortality,” said Sobyanin.

“We analyzed and sequenced those strains that dominate today – in Moscow, about 90% of all patients suffer from a new covid mutation – the Indian strain, the so-called“ delta ”. In different regions it is different, in Moscow it practically suppressed all the rest, other strains, ”the mayor said.

The penetration of this strain – more aggressive and requiring a greater minimum level of immunity from citizens – began in April, Sobyanin said.

He noted that the city’s medical system is coping with the burden, but stressed the importance of accelerating the pace of vaccinations to combat the epidemic.

“In Moscow, more than two million people have already been vaccinated with the first component. It would seem that the figure is large, but out of 12 million this is not such a large percentage that is necessary in order to protect citizens, ”he explained.

In turn, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that more than 47% of new cases of COVID-19 were found in Moscow, the Moscow region, as well as in St. Petersburg. According to her, the average daily incidence rate rose by 31.2%.

“Both components received 16.7 million people”

Speaking about the situation with coronavirus in Russia, Golikova said that both non-compliance with restrictive measures and the mutation of strains of the new coronavirus infection were the cause of the increase in incidence.

At the same time, the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, clarified that 130 thousand patients with coronavirus have been hospitalized in Russia at the moment.

The most important method of combating the spread of infection, Golikova also called vaccination and revaccination of the ill and vaccinated citizens.

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“As of today, 20.7 million people have been vaccinated with the first component, of which 16.7 million people received both components,” she said.

In the last week, the rate of vaccination in the country on average increased 1.7 times, the Deputy Prime Minister added.

“Once again I want to note that, despite the mutation of the coronavirus strains, Russian vaccines provide protection against a new coronavirus infection … Even in the case of an illness of vaccinated, if a person turns to a doctor in a timely manner when only the first symptoms appear, the disease is mild,” – she emphasized.

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