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Moscow Mayor urges to continue lockdown restrictions and e-passes mode in the Russia’s capital beyond May 31

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 15, 2020: Servicemen of the extra-departmental security of Russia's Federal National Guard Service (Rosgvardia) check a woman's documents while patrolling Krasnoselsky District. Since 30 March 2020, Moscow has been on lockdown. Earlier, the Russian government announced a paid period off work for employed people and school holidays, which are expected to last till the end of April. On 13 April 2020, the Moscow government introduced a digital permit system aimed at further movement restrictions; from April 15, people need to apply for digital permits to travel on public transport or a personal vehicle around the city. Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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MOSCOW, May 22, 2020, Pan Pacific Agency. Moscow’s movement restrictions and digital e-pass regime imposed due the coronavirus spread should be extended, city’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin said during meeting with the president on the coronavirus situation via video link. The self-isolation regime in the Russian capital earlier was extended till May 31.

“We believe that it’s necessary to continue sanitary isolation, self-isolation measures. We continue issuing e-passes and mandatory masks in the public transport is remaining unchanged,” he said.

On May 21, Mr. Sobyanin announced the beginning of the first phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions since next week. From May 25, the multifunctional public service centers will open, and car-sharing will partially resume. From May 27, only Moscow-issued e-passes will be valid in the capital.

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