Cosmonautics Day celebrations to be postponed until October 4
Russia will reschedule the annual Cosmonautics Day from April 12 - the day of the first manned flight to space - to October 4, a source in the rocket and space industry said.
"Due to the current coronavirus epidemiological situation, the Cosmonautics Day celebrations, which traditionally envisage mass events and arrival of foreign guests, will be postponed from April 12 to October 4. In other words, this year it will coincide with the anniversary of the first satellite’s launch," TASS cited the source as saying.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed a decree on Monday banning all public events in Moscow held inside and attended by over 50 people, along with all outside gatherings. The ban will be in place until April 10, 2020.