The coronavirus has become a challenge that humanity has never faced, and the Kremlin notes that the epidemiological situation in Russia is deteriorating, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports.
He was answering the question of journalists about what the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in the country means.
The epidemiological situation is becoming more complex. The fact is that, again, this is such an epidemiological challenge that all countries of the world have faced, Peskov said.
Over the past day, 491 people have died with coronavirus in Russia.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 37,000 Russian citizens have become victims of COVID throughout the country.
The number of new infection cases over the past day decreased slightly compared to a day earlier - the figure dropped below 25,000. The number of discharged patients with a previously diagnosed COVID in the last 24 hours amounted to 23,226 people.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that after Moscow introduced additional restrictive measures due to the coronavirus, St. Petersburg’s authorities made a similar decision due to the increase in the number of cases in the city. They will take effect on November 14 and will be valid for two months. The corresponding decree was signed by the governor of the northern capital, Alexander Beglov.
As part of the measures, starting November 14, any indoor and outdoor events involving more than 50 people will be prohibited. The services of public clubs, circles, sections, and studios will halt operation, regardless of their visitors’ age.
The number of people in theaters and cinemas should not exceed 50% of the number of seats. Moreover, starting November 16, all employees over 65 and those with chronic diseases will shift to remote work and observe self-isolation.