New covenant restrictions are being introduced in Moscow. About it reported Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
From October 25 to February 25, 30% of employees and all employees over 60 years old must switch to remote work. An exception is provided only for employees whose presence in the workplace is “critical to the functioning of the organization.” Also, elderly Muscovites and people with chronic diseases (until February 25, 2022) will be sent for self-isolation (“home regime”).
Service enterprises are required to vaccinate 80% of employees by January 1, 2022. Vaccination with the first component must be carried out by December 1, 2021.
People sent to “home mode” are required to be in “places of permanent residence or garden plots.” “Walks and physical training in the fresh air are not limited,” Sergei Sobyanin assures.
Elderly and chronically ill Muscovites are exempted from the need to comply with the “home regime” if they have been ill with COVID-19 within the last six months or have been vaccinated.
The requirement to switch to remote work does not apply to vaccinated and ill workers, as well as to employees of medical organizations, defense enterprises, Rosatom, Roskosmos and some other strategic industries.
According to the mayor’s office, out of 3 million Muscovites aged 60+, only 1.14 million people were vaccinated, that is, just over a third. “As a result, today 60% of patients in hospitals are Muscovites over the age of 60. Almost 80% of people on mechanical ventilation are elderly people. Among the deaths from COVID-19, their share reaches 86%. “And, as a rule, they didn’t get vaccinated,” Sobyanin emphasized.
On October 19, the daily mortality from coronavirus in Russia was 1,015 people, reported headquarters of Moscow. The number of registered new cases of infection per day slightly deviated from the maximums – 33,740, of which 5,700 were in Moscow.
According to current data, a third of the population (47.6 million people) is fully vaccinated in Russia. Compulsory vaccination for certain categories of the population (as a rule, medical workers, the elderly, as well as workers in professions that involve work with people) have been introduced by most Russian regions. On Tuesday, they were joined by the Belgorod region and Crimea.