Moscow Mayor Extends Covid-19 Restrictions

UMMATIMES - The mayor of Moscow on Friday (June 18) extended coronavirus restrictions for another 10 days to prevent the situation from deteriorating in the Russian capital.

In a decision, Sergey Sobyanin announced that the canteen or 'food court', children's playroom and zoo would remain closed until June 29, while the park would remain open for walks only.

Catering services, nightclubs, bars, discotheques and karaoke places are prohibited from accepting visitors from 11.00 pm to 6 am. In addition, only takeout service is allowed during these hours.

The decree limits the number of people who can attend concurrently at entertainment events to 1,000 people and prohibits zones that do not provide seats, including dance zones. The rules also include a zone for fans of EURO 2020.

Moscow authorities agreed with suggestions by some restaurant owners to experiment with so-called "Covid Free" food services in order to continue to support restaurant businesses.

The trial starts on June 19 and will apply to 15-20 restaurants to start. In this trial the restrictions do not apply to restaurants that will only serve people who have received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The vaccination was confirmed by showing a special QR code, which was generated with the government's public service app. In addition, individuals under 18 years of age can visit the restaurant without providing a QR code but only if accompanied by their Covid-19 vaccinated parent or other legal representative.