In St. Petersburg, the number of people infected with COVID-19 per day is 900 people – this is already “critically high”, said Governor Alexander Beglov. These indicators have long been exceeded, and new restrictions began to apply in the city from Monday.
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In St. Petersburg, since November 9, the work of food courts, children’s rooms in shopping centers is prohibited, and the number of guests of events in closed rooms is limited. The corresponding resolution of the city authorities enters effective from Monday.
New “tough restrictions” will be needed due to the fact that the city does not comply with the requirements of epidemiological safety, said the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov on November 2. “We crossed the mark of 900 cases. Over the past day, 923 cases of infection were registered. This is a critical amount, ”he said. True, the next day, during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beglov reported that the number of detected cases of 900 people per day “for St. Petersburg not criticalbut a difficult situation. ” On November 3, the operational headquarters reported 944 diagnosed infections per day. And two days later, the city authorities announced introduction of new restrictions.
What restrictions apply in St. Petersburg from November 9
- work at food courts, except for those located at train stations, at the airport and at gas stations;
- allow visitors to enter children’s playrooms in shopping centers; children’s rooms in cafes and restaurants with an area of no more than 50 sq. m can continue to work.
- a ban on the work of cafes and restaurants at night from 23:00 to 6:00.
- the number of people at public events in buildings and premises – up to 70;
- the number of guests at the wedding in the registry office is up to 20 people.
We switched to remote control:
- state organizations of additional education; music, sports and art schools, as well as private educational organizations can continue to work, the authorities later said;
- at least 30% of civil servants and employees of the city’s executive authorities.
- companies – transfer to remote work up to 30% of employees, as well as people over 65 years old or with chronic diseases;
- city residents – refrain from traveling to other regions of Russia and abroad;
- the authorities also promised to strengthen control over organizations in which restrictions are imposed, and to tighten control over observance of the mask regime in public transport.
Citizens are also advised to refrain from traveling to other regions and outside the Russian Federation.
At the same time, despite the introduction of new restrictions, from November 9, city schools return to full-time work, stated city authorities. “However, if the family has concerns about the health of loved ones living together (grandmothers, grandfathers), parents can leave the child at home for a certain period of time during the school year,” the city government said in a statement. To do this, you must submit an application to the school principal.