Moscow Shuts Down As Russia Sees Record Virus Cases, Deaths
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Thu 28th October 2021 | 04:27 PM
Russia reported record numbers of daily coronavirus cases and deaths on Thursday as Moscow shut down non-essential services for 11 days to combat the surge in infections
Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2021 ) :Russia reported record numbers of daily coronavirus cases and deaths on Thursday as Moscow shut down non-essential services for 11 days to combat the surge in infections.
Recent weeks have seen daily numbers of cases and deaths hit the highest of the pandemic, with the official government tally on Thursday reporting new records of 40,096 infections and 1,159 fatalities.
Retail outlets, restaurants, and sporting and entertainment venues are all closed, along with schools and kindergartens. Only shops selling food, medicine and other essentials are allowed to remain open.
Authorities have not required Russians to stay at home during the non-working period and many were planning to use the days to travel across the country and abroad.
On the streets of the capital, some Muscovites said they approved of the restrictions, while others said they did not go far enough.
"I think it's important to save someone's life rather than be entertained, especially given that it's not for a long time," Vladimir Chizhov, a 45-year-old programmer, said of the decision to close cinemas, bars and restaurants.