All movement restrictions in Moscow to be lifted from June 9: Mayor

Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin durin his TV-address to the Muscovites on the coronavirus restrictions' lifting. Image: Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Jun 8, 2020, Pan Pacific Agency. All movement restrictions in Moscow to be lifted from June 9, city mayor Sergey Sobyanin said today (Jun 8) during his TV-address to the Muscovites. “For several weeks the pandemic is slowly but surely on the decline. The number of new cases of infection is reduced, more people are discharged from hospitals than are again admitted to beds. It allows to move towards normal life step by step,” he said.

Mr. Sobyanin said that all residents including Muscovites over 65 and chronically sick “could go outside without restrictions” and “visit public places.” QR-passes for movements that was mandatory since April 15, will be canceled. Hairdressing salons, beauty salons, pet clinics and employment agencies, car sharing, non-governmental organizations can resume work from Jun 9.

From June 16, restaurants and cafes with summer verandas will be allowed to work, week later all stationary catering can resume its activities. Fitness clubs, swimming pools and fitness centers to resume its work from Jun 23.

Coronavirus spread rate (Rt) in Russia was 1.01 today, that is, the spread of infection continues to expand. In Moscow, Rt was 0.93, that shows a decline in new infections. Rt is the sum of new cases confirmed over the past four days, divided by the sum of new cases over the previous 4 days.

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