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Sobyanin order workers of Muscovites to keep a distance because of COVID-19

Muscovites who continue to work are required to observe a distance of 1.5 m at the enterprise due to the spread of the coronavirus, this requirement is no longer just a recommendation. This was stated by the mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin on his website on April 4.


Earlier, amendments to the code of administrative offences (Cao) on responsibility for violation of the high-alert regime came into force. Sobyanin pointed out the importance of taking preventive measures by all enterprises of the city to protect against coronavirus.


Employers should provide on-the-spot disinfection and social distancing between employees and visitors. For non-compliance with these requirements, legal entities face a fine of up to 1 million rubles, Interfax said.

“This is important not only to reduce the rate of infection, but also for the enterprises themselves, for the health of their employees,” the mayor stressed.


The mayor thanked those managers who responsibly approached the instructions of the authorities, noting that “the faster we cope with the coronavirus, the faster we will return to normal work.”


According to the mayor, about 3 million residents of the capital continue to perform their work duties. About 2 million more have been switched to remote operation, and about the same number are on sick leave or on vacation.


On April 1, the Moscow city Duma approved a law on the introduction of administrative fines for violation of the high-alert regime by citizens. The next day the law was signed Sergei Sobyanin.


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According to the document, for violation of the regime using public transport, a fine of 5 thousand rubles is threatened for citizens who have come into contact with those infected with coronavirus and are now in self-isolation or are being treated from COVID-19 at home. Their personal vehicle, if available, will be detained and placed in a special Parking lot.


For similar violations, the organization is proposed to be fined in the amount of 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles and 300-500 thousand rubles for repeated violations. Officials — for 30-40 thousand rubles and for 30-50 thousand rubles for repeated violation.

March 29 Moscow authorities and The Moscow region has introduced a mandatory home self-isolation regime for all residents. Subsequently, such restrictive measures were introduced in other regions of the country. On April 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the country’s non-working days until the end of April. Both measures are aimed at reducing the rate of spread of coronavirus infection.

As of April 4, 4731 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Russia, 582 of them in the last 24 hours. 333 people were cured. 43 patients died.


All up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.RF and accessvsem.of the Russian Federation, and the hashtag #Myvote. The coronavirus hotline number is 8 (800) 2000-112.

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AJAYI Temitope Samuel, A blogger by profession for the past 5 years. He studied Political Science at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Contact: +2348137451665 Twitter: @iamtemitopesam,

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