Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree to ease some of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus from January 22.
He announced this in his blog. According to Mr. Sobyanin, the situation in the capital inspires “cautious optimism.” In particular, the mandatory distance for colleges is canceled, the work of children’s entertainment centers, sports schools and cultural institutions is allowed.
What will change:
- colleges, continuing education institutions, sports schools and childcare centers are returning to business as usual. Student transport cards will be unlocked;
- the maximum number of spectators in theaters, cinemas and concert halls increases from 25% to 50% of the total capacity of the hall;
- restrictions on the operation of children’s entertainment centers, children’s rooms in shopping and entertainment centers, day camps, etc. are canceled. However, the number of people staying there at the same time cannot exceed 50% of the total capacity;
- the work of museums, libraries and other cultural institutions is resumed. The number of visitors should not exceed 50% of the total capacity.
Restrictions to remain:
- distance learning at universities is extended until February 6;
- the requirement to transfer at least 30% of employees to remote work remains until the situation with coronavirus improves;
- the restriction of the work of catering establishments, nightclubs, bars, discos, karaoke, bowling alleys, etc .;
- the regime of home self-isolation is maintained for people over 65 and for citizens suffering from chronic diseases.
At the same time, it is specified that in case of vaccination, the transport cards of these Muscovites will be unblocked.
In Moscow, on the morning of January 20, 900 894 cases of coronavirus infection were registered, 2452 new cases were detected per day. During the pandemic, 12,690 people died, and 65 per day.