The authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region refused to extend the lockdown, as allegedly “the situation has stabilized.” About it stated heads of regions Sergei Sobyanin and Andrei Vorobyov.
“In Moscow, the dynamics of the disease has stabilized, this applies to both the detection rate and hospitalization of a severe form. This allows us to conclude that non-working days will not be extended from Monday, ”Sobyanin said.
At the same time, he added that the city is returning to normal life subject to the previously adopted restrictions, including home regime for elderly Muscovites, the transfer of 30% of the staff of the capital’s companies to remote work. Entrance to museums and theaters from Monday will be made using QR codes.
The Moscow region authorities made a similar decision.
Note that in Russia over the past day, the increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation made up 40 443 cases, 1 189 patients died – this is the maximum for a pandemic. In Moscow, 6,827 new cases of the disease were detected per day, in the Moscow region – 2,744.
Demographer Alexey Raksha previously told The Insider that there are significantly more deaths than official statistics say. “It feels like we are now at the level of four thousand deaths per day. Last week there were 3,750 excess deaths per day on average per week, ”Raksha said. “Apparently, there will be growth for some time. Even if we are now at the peak of morbidity, mortality will peak in another 2-3 weeks, so November will be very sad. Although October turns out to be a record one – this month there will be approximately 96-100 thousand excess deaths, in November about 120 thousand, and in total since the beginning of the pandemic – more than 800 thousand. Everything that the headquarters says is a lie, it’s time to stop paying attention to what the headquarters, Rospotrebnadzor and Stopkoronavirus say, ”the demographer noted.
Earlier, the authorities of all 85 Russian regions announced the introduction of a QR code system for visiting public places. At the same time, in some regions this measure has not yet entered into force and will work until mid-December.