Moscow faces highest risk over coronavirus among Russian regions - mayor

Moscow faces highest risk over coronavirus among Russian regions - mayor

Moscow is facing the greatest risk among Russian regions over the spread of the coronavirus infection, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin told Rossiya-1 TV channel on Sunday, TASS reports.

"As for Moscow, we are in the highest risk group because a huge number of people have transited through Moscow or have been overseas," Sobyanin said, noting that many Muscovites had contracted the virus.

Moscow’s authorities have been taking the toughest decisions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the mayor stressed. "We have made a decision on mobilizing a maximum possible number of hospitals to fight the coronavirus," he said, noting that nearly 20,000 beds in regional, federal and private clinics have been organized for coronavirus patients.

A total self-isolation regime for citizens of all ages has been in place in Moscow since March 29. Shops, except food stores and those selling articles of daily necessity and pet supplies, theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, fitness centers, beauty parlors and recreation centers have been shut down. People are barred from visiting parks and holding entertainment events. Schools across the country have switched to online learning.

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