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US News Covid-19 in Russia: a soaring case and deaths leads to new restrictions

06:45  20 october  2021
06:45  20 october  2021 Source:   france24.com

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Russia recorded on Tuesday , a new record with 1,015 new deaths due to COVID-19 in 24 hours. Like St. Petersburg, the Moscow authorities have announced sanitary restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus, the first since the summer.

The flight of cases and deaths of the Covid-19 , amplified by a pushing vaccination campaign, worried in Russia . The country recorded, Tuesday, October 19, a new record with 1,015 new deaths due to the coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the government's balance sheet at 225,325, the heaviest in Europe. However, this number is largely underestimated, the National Rossat Statistics Agency counted more than 400,000 victims at the end of August.

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Faced with this observation, the city of Moscow has announced sanitary restrictions.

"The number of people hospitalized for serious cases increases each day", wrote the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobianine, setting up "urgent measures" to protect the most vulnerable categories, including the elderly.

The authorities of the Capital have thus ordered the compulsory vaccination of 80% of the employees of the services, compared to 60% currently, by 1 January 2022, the confinement of all over 60 non-vaccinated from October 25 to February 25 and teleworking "at least 30%" of business staff.

These are the first restrictions ordered in Moscow since gradually lifted from late July. In June, the capital had had an unemployed week to curb the disease and then introduced a very unpopular and weighing to the economy for a few weeks.

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A sanitary pass in Saint Petersburg

before Moscow, several regions have reintroduced the obligation to present a health pass to access public places.

Monday, St. Petersburg, the second city of the country , announced the establishment of such a certificate from 1 November to access sports or cultural events bringing together more than 40 people, and from the 1st. December restaurants and shops.

The QR codes will be issued to those who have received the two doses of the VVID vaccine or those who have made a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours.

The authorities also recommended to all employers in St. Petersburg to set up teleworking from November 1st.

The hypothesis of an unemployed week

In this disturbing context, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, asked to declare unemployed across the country the week from October 30 to November 7.

President Vladimir Putin could decide the issue from Wednesday. For the most hit regions struck by the epidemic, this measure could even come into effect on October 23, according to Tatiana Golikova.

VLADIRMIR POUTINE has, in the past, decreed several times such leave, and Prime Minister Mikhail Michoustine has declared himself favorable on Tuesday. The Kremlin has always preferred this measure, intended to limit the circulation of people and therefore the virus, to preserve the economy, rather than confining the population.

Faced with the situation, the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, called the Russians to be "more responsible" and to be vaccinated, while less than 35% of the population is totally immunized on generalized mistrust background With regard to the sera elaborated by Russia.

with AFP

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© AP - A Roman Yarovitcyn caregivers caring for a patient with Covid-19 unit intensive care of the hospital No. 23 in Nizhny Novgorod on October 20, 2021. Russia will begin next week seven days of paid leave and Moscow closure of essential services for ten days now. For now, because everyone in the country is expected to extension as the situation is catastrophic to the front of the epidemic.

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