Moscow shuts down non-essential shops and services – Baltic News Network

In Moscow and several Russian regions, a 10-day non-working period has been imposed. The current wave of Covid-19 has resulted in a record number of new infections and daily deaths in the country of 146 million, The Moscow Times news portal and TASS state news agency report.

In 24 hours through Thursday, October 28, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia in the past 24 hours increased by 1,159, this is a new anti-record record since the start of the pandemic. As for new infections, 40,096 newly infected people have been recorded in the country, according to TASS.

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The period of non-work in Moscow will mean the closure of businesses, services, catering, sports, recreation, entertainment and film screenings with the exception of organizations that serve the city’s infrastructure and sell essential goods such as medicine and food. Meanwhile, theaters and museums are allowed to remain open at 50% of their attendance capacity for visitors with masks and QR codes proving vaccination, recent negative PCR results or antibody tests.

Authorities in the Russian capital have warned that they will monitor compliance with restrictions in shops and restaurants during the holiday week, both in person and through video cameras and social media, reports The Moscow Times.

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