Moscow After Quarantine. What Changed

Restrictions have been lifted, but masks and gloves are still needed
Taisia Sidorova | 13 July 2020
Moscow After Quarantine. What Changed
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Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has canceled the mandatory mask regime in Moscow. Starting from July 13, masks became a recommendation. Citizens should wear protective equipment on public transport, at hospitals, shops and other public places. Social distance is still relevant.

What places will open starting from July 13:

  • Amusement parks, parks of culture and recreation, cultural centers, hobby groups and discos. However, the number of visitors should not exceed 50% of the maximum place capacity.
  • Universities. Students and applicants will be able to attend them. Meanwhile, the choice of the form of conducting exams – whether full-time or online format – will be made by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the administrations of universities.
  • Children’s camps and entertainment centers.
  • Offices, shops, service enterprises. Companies will decide for themselves whether they should continue to work remotely or return to the office.

What places will open starting from August 1:

  • Theaters, cinemas, and concert halls with a capacity of no more than 3 thousand seats, but they can be filled no more than 50%.
  • At sporting events, the number of spectators will increase to 50% of all available seats.
  • Hobby groups of the Moscow Longevity program. Classes will be held outdoors.

Restrictive measures continue to operate in other Russian regions. For example, in the Nizhny Novgorod region there is a mask regime, children’s leisure facilities and gyms do not work. The village of Diveevo is closed for quarantine.

In St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, a self-isolation regime is recommended for people over 65 and those with chronic diseases until July 12. Wearing a mask and gloves is mandatory in public places, only masks on the streets.

In the Vologda region, the self-isolation regime is valid until July 13. It is forbidden to be without a mask in public places. Those arriving from other regions need to get a pass and self-isolate for 14 days.

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