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US News Covid-19 in Russia: A week of work stoppage in Moscow to counter the epidemic

02:50  13 june  2021
02:50  13 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In Russia, rising COVID cases worries the authorities. The Mayor of Moscow enacted new restrictions on 12 June to try to curb the progression of the virus. Non-essential workers are requested to stay at home throughout the week, but their wages remain guaranteed.

with our correspondent in Moscow, Jean-Didier Revoin

in Moscow, the number of cases of COVID found its levels of last December, which is why the municipal authorities decreed that next week would be unemployed. They recommended that employers work from home to at least 30% of their non-vaccinated staff.

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If the MoscoVites will continue to go out in the parks, the attractions will remain closed. With regard to nightlife, bars, restaurants and nightclubs will no longer be able to serve as customers between 23h and 6am.

reluctance to vaccination

These measures, coupled with the opening of several campaign hospitals, are intended to curb the growth of the epidemic. Although Russia has been the first country to certify a VVID-19 vaccine and started vaccinating from the beginning of December, it is difficult to convince its population to be vaccinated.

According to polls, just 50% of the Russians intend to be injected one of four vaccines developed in their country. At present, they are about 18 million to have received at least one dose, only 12% of the population.

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