There will be no business as usual in the Russian capital on Thursday as the number of new daily cases and deaths from COVID-19 have reached all-time highs, officials have said. According to the government’s coronavirus task force, there were 1,159 deaths in a 24-hour period, which is a new record for a single day. By far, most people have died from the pandemic in Europe, with an official death toll of 235057.
The Number Of Infections And Deaths In Moscow Has Risen To Alarming Proportions
Most government and private organizations will be closed from October 30 to November 7 under President Vladimir Putin’s decree to slow the spread of the Ebola virus. Several local governments ordered most of their residents to take time off earlier this week after he urged those in the worst-hit areas to begin as soon as possible.
Moskva followed suit on Thursday by shutting down kindergartens and schools as well as gyms, entertainment facilities, and the great majority of merchants. As a result, restaurants, and cafes are now only allowed to offer takeout or delivery services. Food stores, pharmacies, and utility businesses all remained open as part of the crucial infrastructure they operate. According to the CDC, museums, theatres, and music venues will deny entry to those with digital codes on their smartphones indicating they have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 after November 7.
Along with ordering nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed, Putin has also ordered unvaccinated people over the age of 60 to stay in their homes. On Thursday, the number of new cases each day in Russia jumped by 40,096. This is a considerable increase over the previous high, which was set earlier in the week. This nonworking period is expected to hinder the disease’s spread because it will keep most people away from offices and public transportation.
On the other hand, many Russians took advantage of the short summer season to enjoy a beach vacation before the long winter months arrived. Authorities in southern Russia have restricted access to restaurants and taverns and closed entertainment venues as a precaution to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Package tours to Egypt and Turkey have also seen a considerable surge in demand. In recent years, the rise in outbreaks and deaths has been attributed by health officials to an inadequate immunization rate. Nearly a third of Russia’s population, or 49 million people, have got all of their recommended vaccines.
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