Sergei Sobyanin canceled a number of sanitary restrictions due to the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Moscow

Sergei Sobyanin canceled a number of sanitary restrictions due to the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Moscow
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Today, less than seven thousand beds are occupied in coronavirus hospitals. This is the minimum since the beginning of April.

Thanks to mass vaccination and other preventive measures, the pandemic continues to recede. This was announced by Sergei Sobyanin in his blog.

“The number of new hospitalizations has decreased more than doubled compared to the peak values of the second half of June. Today, less than seven thousand beds are occupied in coronavirus hospitals - the minimum number since the beginning of April,” Moscow Mayor wrote.

At the same time, the number of Muscovites who received the first component of the vaccine exceeded 4.5 million people.

Due to the improvement of the situation in the capital, the city administration decided to take the next step to remove sanitary restrictions. Since August 13, the mandatory requirement to transfer at least 30 percent of employees of enterprises and organizations, including employees over 65 years of age and citizens suffering from chronic diseases, to remote work mode has been canceled. At the same time, employers are advised to keep their distance, if possible, without compromising the activities of organizations.

At the workplace, employees will have their temperature taken before starting working day. Citizens with flu signs will not be allowed to their work places. The requirements for thermometry during the working day (every four hours) and regular testing of employees for COVID-19 (at least 10 percent of the staff every 15 days) are canceled.

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All restrictions on visiting zoos, including indoor pavilions located in them, are also canceled.

“In recent weeks, we have carried out several steps of easing restrictions. And in general, Moscow has already returned to the usual rhythm of life. However, many preventive measures are still in force. We still have to maintain a social distance and a mask regime. Holding mass events is prohibited. There are still restrictions on visiting theaters, concerts and movies. To be honest, I really want to remove these restrictions as soon as possible. But we must not allow hasty steps to provoke an increase in the incidence of diseases and thereby throw us back,” Sergei Sobyanin added.

Moscow Mayor noted that further restrictions will be lifted or maintained, based on the analysis of the current situation and the forecast of the development of the pandemic. After all, a lot depends on possible coronavirus mutations, which are very difficult to predict.