In Moscow, Theo Merz reports that there has been a “decisive” week in the fight against the virus:
On Monday, one-third of Moscow office workers began implementing home stays Russia Record numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported.
The mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, said this week would be “decisive” in Moscow’s fight against the virus.
“There are more people in the hospital and the number of people in very serious condition is increasing,” Sabianin said weekly, but stressed that a vaccine produced in Russia would be ready for a “mass roll out.” Next month
Moscow imposed a tough lockdown in the spring, but a relaxed move in June before a nationwide vote on constitutional changes would allow President Vladimir Putin to rule until 20336.
On Monday, Russia reported more than 13,000 new cases, bringing the total number of Kovid infections to about 1.3 million. About 22,000 deaths have been registered, a lower proportion than in other affected countries. Russia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
Outbreaks in Moscow, the worst-hit region, and the capital rose 40 percent to 4,399 last week.
The mayor’s office claims that businesses provide evidence on their employees to prove that at least 30 percent of them are working from home. Businesses that fail to pay risky fines or temporary closures.
Sobyanin has previously ordered the self-separation of people over 65 years of age and underlying conditions.
Restrictions in Moscow are relatively relaxed compared to other cities in Europe. Bars, clubs and theaters are open, while wearing masks on public transport.
Russian media reported that restaurants and clubs could close again if the number of cases continued to rise, and state televisions showed passengers being fined for not wearing masks.
Meanwhile, more than 100 people tested for Russia’s controversial “Sputnik V” vaccine, the news agency Interfax reported on Monday. Putin announced in August that the vaccine had been approved before the final stages of testing and that it was safe to use.
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