MIL-OSI Russia: The number of COVID-19 cases in Moscow increased by 70 percent compared to last week


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Days from 15 to 19 June in Moscow are declared non-working.

The incidence of coronavirus in Moscow has skyrocketed over the past week, with the number of confirmed cases up 70 percent compared to last week. Told about it Anastasia Rakova,Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for Social Development, Head of the Operational Headquarters for Controlling and Monitoring the Coronavirus Situation in Moscow.

“The number of people who are seriously ill is also growing – the number of hospitalizations increased by 30 percent. For the first time since the beginning of the year, morbidity and hospitalization rates have shown such an increase. In Moscow hospitals working with patients with coronavirus, 498 people are now on ventilators, which is almost 30 percent more than a week ago, ”she added.

Among the sick in two months, the proportion of young people (from 18 to 35 years old) increased significantly, by 35 percent, and now accounts for almost a third of the total number of patients. That is why public places, which are most often visited by young people, will suspend their work, the deputy mayor explained.

“We continue to deploy additional beds to combat the virus. But if you do not stop or at least slow down the rate of growth of morbidity, then any, even the most powerful, medical system will find it extremely difficult to cope with such a sharp increase in the number of patients, ”added Anastasia Rakova.

Today in Moscow, according to the plan, about 14 thousand beds have been deployed to receive patients with coronavirus infection, of which 78 percent are filled. Additional beds are deployed in working temporary hospitals and reders, in separate buildings of the city clinical hospitals named after E.O. Mukhina and S.I. Spasokukotsky and in one of the Russian Railways hospitals.

From June 15 to receive patients with coronavirus, the city clinical hospital No. 15 named after O.M. Filatov. This will increase the total fund by another two thousand beds. In addition, in the coming days, five more polyclinics will be redesigned for the diagnosis of coronavirus infection. Thus, 30 CT centers will be operating in the capital by the middle of the week.

Non-working days and remote work

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on the introduction in the city a number of restrictions. Days from 15 to 19 June in Moscow are declared non-working.

“The introduction of the access regime, as well as the increase in fines for violation of the mask and glove regime, is not discussed or planned in Moscow,” added Anastasia Rakova.

The city’s enterprises are advised to transfer to remote work as many employees as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 – at least 30 percent of the payroll of the organization. This is especially true for elderly people over 65 and citizens with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated. Those who have received at least one component of the vaccine are considered vaccinated.

Muscovites of the older generation are advised to refrain from travel, stay at home or in the country.

The decree applies to enterprises and organizations of all forms of ownership, which usually do not work on weekends (Sundays).

Which organizations will work

Organizations can continue their work in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of May 11, 2020 No. 316. These are, for example, organizations that provide the population with food and essential goods, pharmacies and medical organizations, those who carry out urgent repair work and provide financial services.

Kindergartens will continue to operate, but city institutions of additional education will have to suspend their activities.

The executive authorities of Moscow, including the reception of visitors and the processing of correspondence, from June 15 to 19, will go into non-working day.

From 13 to 20 June, the work of children’s playrooms and food courts operating in shopping centers and similar organizations is temporarily suspended.

Restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as nightclubs, karaoke, bowling and other entertainment establishments are prohibited from serving visitors at night (from 23:00 to 06:00). At the same time, take-out service is allowed.

In large city parks and in natural areas, attractions, playgrounds and sports grounds, rental points, gazebos and other entertainment facilities are closed.

All citizens are advised to strictly comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements in transport, public places and at enterprises.

Vaccination in the capital

In Moscow, you can get vaccinated against coronavirus infection for free. On the basis of city polyclinics, there are 100 vaccination points. They are open daily from 08:00 to 20:00. You can also get vaccinated in private medical clinics, in all six flagship centers of public services “My Documents” and in the pavilions “Healthy Moscow”.

In addition, mobile teams are working in the capital.


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