Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, in his written statement, reminded that the epidemic measures were re-introduced.
Emphasizing that the vaccination process against COVID-19 should be accelerated in order to avoid new measures, Sobyanin announced that they have started a vaccination campaign for citizens over the age of 18.
“On June 14-July 11, those who receive the first dose will participate in the car lottery. Each week, 5 car lotteries will be held, worth about 1 million rubles (approximately 14 thousand dollars).” used the phrase.
Reminding that he was vaccinated in May 2020, Sobyanin stated that he had the “Sputnik V” vaccine again two days ago.
14,723 cases in the last 24 hours
According to the statement made by the Russian Center for Coronavirus Infection Control and Prevention, the number of cases increased by 14,723 in the last 24 hours to 5 million 208 thousand 687, and the number of deaths increased by 357 to 126 thousand 430.
The number of daily cases, which has been continuing in the 8-9 thousand daily band for a long time, exceeded 10 thousand on 9 June.
With the recovery of 9 thousand 166 people in the last 24 hours, the number of people who recovered reached 4 million 801 thousand 335.
In the capital Moscow, the number of COVID-19 cases increased by 7,704 in the last 24 hours to 1 million 234 thousand 717, and the number of those who lost their lives increased by 69 to 20 thousand 907.
COVID-19 measures were reactivated in Moscow
In Moscow, where epidemic measures were re-activated, June 12-20 was declared a holiday and partial closure was made. While the companies in the city were advised to work remotely at least 30 percent of their employees, it was decided to temporarily close children’s playgrounds, food and beverage sections in shopping centers and similar places on 13-20 June.
All restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues in Moscow were prohibited from serving customers between 23:00 and 06:00.
The first case of COVID-19 in Russia was recorded on January 31, 2020, and the first death on March 19, 2020.
The mass vaccination process began in the country on January 18, upon the instruction of President Vladimir Putin.