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Muscovites over 65 and those with chronic illnesses should still stay at home. The remote operating mode has also been extended.

Remote work for at least 30 percent of employees of Moscow companies and home mode for Muscovites over 65 years old and citizens suffering from chronic diseases have been extended until January 15. The corresponding decree was signed Sergei Sobyanin.

“The situation with the spread of COVID-19 remains tense. During the week of November 16-22, 2020, the number of detected cases of covid pneumonia increased by two percent, the number of hospitalizations – by three percent. Of course, in October, the growth rates of hospitalizations and pneumonia were much higher. Now there is a gradual smoothing of the growth dynamics. But it is still too early to talk about a transition to a decrease in the incidence rate. The health care system continues to work very hard. Experts believe that in these conditions there is no need to introduce additional restrictions, but the cancellation of existing measures would be a premature and reckless decision, “wrote

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City leisure facilities for children will be closed until January 15. But at the request of parents and students from November 30, music schools and other institutions of additional education subordinated to the Moscow Government will resume work remotely. If it is impossible to organize distance learning even in the smallest volume, then unscheduled vacations will be extended for students.

“Thanks to the measures taken, it is still possible to avoid the most difficult spring scenario of a pandemic with the total closure of everything and everyone. I ask you to continue to be as careful as possible and not to unnecessarily risk your health. Thus, together we are bringing the end of the pandemic closer, ”concluded Sergei Sobyanin.

Industrial enterprises, commercial firms and service facilities will continue to operate.

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