Moscow Mayor lifts ban on nighttime operation of restaurants amid receding COVID-19 cases

Moscow Mayor lifts ban on nighttime operation of restaurants amid receding COVID-19 cases
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  • calendar-gray 27 January 2021

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Wednesday lifted restrictions on nighttime operations of restaurants and clubs, and also cancelled the mandatory requirement to send at least 30 percent of staffers to work from home — it was downgraded to a recommendation amid the decrease in coronavirus incidence, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The coronavirus pandemic is “on the wane”, and the Moscow authorities must ensure the fastest possible recovery of the economy, most importantly the severely damaged sectors of the consumer market, the mayor said.

"Starting 27 January 2021, the provision of public catering services for citizens will be resumed between 23:00 and 06:00, entertainment events in night clubs, bars, discos, karaoke halls, bowling clubs, and kart racing centre are also resumed”, Sobyanin wrote in his personal blog.

"The requirement to send at least 30 percent of employees to work from home is no longer mandatory, it will be advisory in nature”, the mayor continued.

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