Restrictions in place in Moscow due to the spread of coronavirus are highly unpleasant, but they are necessary and their effect is obvious, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin told a session of the Presidium of the Government Coordination Council to control the incidence of the coronavirus in the Russian Federation on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.
"We have taken a set of restrictive measures in Moscow, coordinating them with the government of the Russian Federation. These are utterly unpleasant, but necessary measures," Sobyanin said, listing remote learning and work and restrictions on cultural events, as well as on the activity of restaurants and night clubs.
"This certainly produces an effect. We have seen the flattening of the curve in the past two weeks," the mayor added. Moscow is the hardest hit by coronavirus. Overall, the city reported 560,579 COVID-19 cases, including 6,866 in the past day. As many as 410,641 patients have recovered and 8,379 have died.