To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Moscow, the Mayor introduced additional measures: In Moscow
1. Moscow is in high alert regime
To prevent the spread of coronavirus in Moscow, major of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin introduced a high-alert mode for urban services.
2. Residents who returned from abroad are quarantined
All Moscow residents who came from the countries with registered coronavirus cases should be self-isolated for 14 days. The quarantine regime applies to everybody living in the same apartment as arrivals.
3. Сertificates of sick leave are delivered to places of living
The procedure for issuing certificates of sickness was changed. From now the certificates will be delivered to the Muscovites quarantined due to the coronavirus.
4. The body temperature of all international passengers arriving to Moscow airports is checked
Airport staff controls the body temperature by all passengers of international flights by thermographs. If the temperature is elevated, doctors check the physical well-being. In case the doctors suspect coronavirus, the passenger he will be hospitalized or left under medical supervision at home for 14 days. At the same time, everybody who contacted the determined is determined and examined by a doctor. If the passenger communicated with fellow travelers from other regions, local authorities will be informed as well.
5. Any public events outside and leisure activities inside with more than 50 participants are prohibited
Any sports, entertainment, public events leisure activities are prohibited. The ban is valid until April 10.
Many cultural and sports institutions suspended work, and part of cafes and restaurants switched to courier delivery mode. Fitness clubs, pools, water parks and other sports facilities are closed. The measures apply both to state organizations and to private ones. The ban is valid until further notice.
6. Muscovites over 65 should remain in quarantine
The order of the Moscow Mayor obliges citizens over 65 to stay at home from March 26 to April 14. These measures concern people with chronic diseases. Elderly people in quarantine will receive financial support from the city before the start of isolation and after it ends, if they do not violate the regime.
To prevent them from leaving the house to pay for housing and communal services, the city authorities recommends to housing and public utilities not charge fines for late payments.
Muscovites who remained in quarantine can contact the hotline if they need pharma drugs, food stuff, etc.
7. Classes in public schools, universities, city colleges, sports schools are temporarily canceled
From March 21 to April 12 inclusive, classes in state general education and sports schools and institutions of additional education, as well as in colleges are canceled. Students will continue to master the program at home using the Moscow Electronic School.
Preschool groups work normally; parents decide whether to take the child to kindergarten.
8. The reduced public transport fare for the students is suspended
To ensure that students follow the quarantine regime, the operation of student transport tickets is suspended from March 26 to April 14.
9. The disinfection measures in public places have been increased
Shops and F&B outlets are wet cleaned more often, they will also disinfect with ultraviolet irradiators and disinfect air conditioning and ventilation systems. Similar disinfection measures are taken in city institutions of culture, sports, social care, education and others.
10. Visitors are temporary not allowed to the patients of Moscow hospitals
This applies to all, both adults and children.
11. The body temperature is measured by all clinic visitors and passengers of public transportations
The body temperature is checked contactless in Moscow clinics. The metro passengers are controlled selectively.
12. Employers must follow all the restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Employers should organize regular temperature measurements for all employees. Those who have signs of any disease (fever, cough and shortness of breath) and Muscovites over 65 years old should not be allowed to work. Such employees must immediately be sent home to quarantine and for medical care if it is needed. Moscow employers are required to report all contacts of the patient and disinfect the room.
13. Coronavirus patients received all needed treatments in city hospitals
Patients are sent to 3 city hospitals. Also on March 1, a new hospital was opened, where the majority of COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized. A hospital of infectious diseases is being built and will be opened soon.
Two more hospitals will be remodeled. In addition, nine laboratories for coronavirus research are opened in Moscow.
14. Ambulances are ready to visit infected patients
An infectious safety post has been organized. It manages more than 100 ambulance teams which supervise patients and tourists who arrived in Moscow from countries with coronavirus records.
15. Online monitoring of stocks and retail prices in Moscow is organized
Necessary measures are being taken to ensure that goods are delivered to stores without interruptions.
16. The Moscow government is developing additional measures for targeted social support of citizens and enterprises, which activities are limited due to the introduction of high alert mode.
17. The consequences of quarantine are formally considered force majeure.
If these measures have prevented citizens or businesses from fulfilling their obligations, this is considered force majeure. Such measures reduce formal legal pressure on business and citizens, and also allow to review the terms of existing contracts execution and agreements.
18. The plans for the response of urban services to various scenarios are developed.
1. A special procedure has been introduced for payment and registration of sick leave for those who are in quarantine due to coronavirus
The Prime Minister of Russia instructed a special procedure for the payment of sick leave certificates to those who are in quarantine because of the coronavirus.
2. Responsibility for quarantine violation
Coronavirus infection is included in the list of diseases that pose a danger to others.
Violation of the quarantine regime entails liability, including criminal liability, up to imprisonment for up to five years.
3. Keeping within quarantine in Moscow is monitored by CCTV.
4. The entry is limited for non-citizens and stateless persons from March 18 to May 1.
5. Flights between Russia and all countries are limited.
Since March 23, Russia has suspended air flights with all countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An exception is made for the flights from Moscow to the capitals of other countries, as well as charters for transportation of Russian citizens to the home country.
6. Russian borders with Belarus, Poland and Norway are closed
7. The governments of Russia and Moscow have created an information center for monitoring the situation with coronavirus.
The Center provides complete and reliable information on the spread of coronavirus in Russia and measures to combat infection, prepares proposals for response measures, refutes false information, and passes recommendations to other regions of Russia based on the positive experience of fighting the infection in Moscow.