Coronavirus Restrictions in Moscow Will Be Strengthened

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Due to the deteriorating situation with the coronavirus, additional limitations will take place in the Moscow region starting tomorrow, according to RIA Novosti.

Sports and cultural events with more than 50 people indoors and 500 outside are canceled as of June 24; food courts are closed; restaurants, clubs, and bars are prohibited from operating at night; and only those who are vaccinated or ill, as well as those who have a negative PCR test, will be allowed to stay in hotels.

Only those with a QR code will be allowed to enter public catering after June 28, which, like in Moscow, can be received by those who have been vaccinated or ill, as well as those who have passed a negative test; people with the code will be allowed to enter sports and entertainment events without restrictions; attractions, children’s rooms, and zoos will be closed.

As a result, from July 15, unvaccinated cab drivers will be prohibited from operating.
There are currently no plans to use QR code verification at the entrance of retail malls.

The limitations will be in place until July 20th, after which the regional government will decide what to do based on the COVID-19 situation.

In the Moscow region, 2,323 additional cases were reported during the day. This is an all-time high for a pandemic.