Moscow Imposes New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Lockdowns

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced new COVID-19 restrictions in the country as the national death toll has hit yet another record.

Sobyanin said unvaccinated people over 60s should observe health guidelines at home for four months, October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022, as the recent surge of cases involved the older demographic.

Sobyanin said that at least 30 percent of Moscow employees shall observe a work-from-home scheme until health restrictions are lifted, and that they must only make an appearance onsite if their roles in the company are critical for operations. The arrangement does not apply to those who are already vaccinated; medical frontliners; and key industry employees.

Meanwhile, Moscow’s chief sanitary doctor proposed that vaccination for service workers should be required. At least 80 percent of employees should receive their COVID shots by January 1, 2022.

Sobyanin urged the older age group to get their jabs. He said, “My dear grandparents, please get vaccinated. Thus, you will protect your health and will be able to maintain your usual lifestyle. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.”

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