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In the capital, work continues on the transport and road infrastructure, the creation of a comfortable urban environment and the implementation of other projects.

Moscow has no reason to change its development strategy due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus. This was stated at the forum “Strong Ideas for the New Time” Sergei Sobyanin…

“The strategy to create a competitive global city will continue. It implies the development of infrastructure, transport, social and economic development, the creation of a comfortable competitive city in comparison with other world cities. This is our basic setting, our basic task, so we will not leave this trajectory anywhere, despite all the budgetary and economic difficulties, ”said the Moscow Mayor.

Back to growth

As soon as the situation with the spread of the coronavirus improves, the economy will begin to recover quickly, Sergei Sobyanin is sure.

“2021, in my opinion, will be difficult, maybe even the beginning of the year will be more difficult than 2020, but by the end of the year we will have reached decent parameters and will come to a normal economic situation – both in the world, in the country, and in the city. “, – he said.

In this case, the development of vaccines against coronavirus and the manufacture of drugs on an industrial scale are of great importance, Sergei Sobyanin added. Natural immunization of the population will also have an effect. “This means that in a few months we will come out of decline into growth,” the Moscow Mayor said.

According to him, the capital was affected by all the problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

“All global trends in one way or another affect the city’s economy. If there is no consumption of energy resources in Europe, this means a decrease in the profitability of energy companies, which, in turn, invest less, pay less taxes, ”he said.

In addition, the pandemic is causing serious damage to the tourism sector, as guests from abroad cannot come to the capital. “Today we have minus 60 percent of income in the hotel sector, and of course, in the tourism sector,” the Moscow Mayor said.

At the same time, in general, the economy of the capital is more flexible, does not depend on any one sphere, therefore, after a pandemic, it can quickly recover.

“The rebound, in my opinion, will be faster than after some systemic economic problems, because the pandemic is an event history. It will pass, and growth will begin, and this rebound can happen faster than after any other crisis, because the demand for services is postponed, it is high, ”Sergei Sobyanin said.

He added that when the situation returns to normal, there will be rapid growth in all spheres of city life, as people will be able to receive services that were previously unavailable to them.

Stable health care system

When predicting the situation, not only the global and domestic dynamics of the incidence rate, but also the capabilities of the domestic health care system and the fact that the country first goes through a pandemic in the autumn-winter period, is taken into account.

“If we introduce restrictions today, then we introduce them in advance. We predict what will happen in a week, in two, in three, in order to ensure the continued stable operation of the healthcare system. Based on the situation that we will get in two or three weeks, we will continue to make decisions. These decisions, on the one hand, should relate to the minimum of restrictions on the economy and business, as much as possible, on the other hand, guarantee to provide medical care to the population, “Sergei Sobyanin emphasized.

The current period, according to the Moscow Mayor, differs from the situation that was observed in the spring. This is primarily about the preparedness of the city for a pandemic: “Over the past period of time, we have deployed about eight thousand additional hospital beds, learned how to accurately and technologically verified the work of all links of the healthcare system. Therefore, the scale of the pandemic that we saw in the spring was critical for us and we had to declare a lockout. Today we cope with practically the same level of morbidity without global restrictions ”.

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