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US Covid-19: in Moscow, faced with the increase in cases, the mayor asks seniors to stay at home

15:40  25 september  2020
15:40  25 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le maire de Moscou demande aux personnes âgées de rester à domicile et aux entreprises de privilégier le télétravail fasse à la nouvelle hausse de cas de Covid-19 dans la capitale. © AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko The mayor of Moscow asks the elderly to stay at home and businesses to prioritize teleworking makes for the new rise in Covid-19 cases in the capital.

In Russia, the capital is facing a new rise in Coronavirus cases. The authorities are not yet talking about a second wave, but are concerned. As a result, the mayor of Moscow is asking the elderly to stay at home and businesses to favor teleworking.

With our correspondent in Moscow, Daniel Vallot

No question for now of considering a return to the very strict measures of spring 2020 but the mayor of Moscow is no longer hiding his concern about the latest figures of the coronavirus, very bad in the Russian capital. More than a thousand new cases last Thursday, the highest level recorded in Moscow since the end of June. More worrying still: the number of people hospitalized, which increased by 30% in one week.

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Reinforced controls

Faced with the risk of a second wave, the mayor of Moscow refuses for the moment to consider a re-containment. But he asks the elderly to stay at home, and companies to favor teleworking. Finally, controls will be stepped up in transport and public places. But the wearing of masks and gloves, however compulsory in Moscow, is less and less respected by the inhabitants of the Russian capital.

Do not hinder the recovery of the economy

The authorities of the country want at all costs to avoid recourse to more drastic measures, so as not to hinder the recovery of the Russian economy. To date, more than one million cases have been reported in Russia , the disease having claimed the lives of just under 20,000 people.

To read: In Russia, an epidemic "under control" or underestimated?

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