A partial “archway” is announced in St. Petersburg WATCH

Due to the escalating Covid-19 crisis in Russia, a partial “arcade” will be announced in St. Petersburg from October 30 to November 7, restricting the work of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, but museums and theaters will not be closed, the authorities said on Saturday.

Essential stores continue to work.

Restaurants and bars will be able to sell takeaway meals and drinks, and restrictions will not affect establishments working at the stations.

Public authorities will not provide some services, the organization of sports and mass events will be prohibited. It will be possible to continue the work of the pharmacy and hairdresser.

On Saturday, another Russian region, Tuva, announced the tightening of restrictions.

Service companies, museums and churches will be closed there. In addition, tourists will not be able to stay in hotels.

Public transport will be suspended in Kizil, the capital of the region.

The mayor of Moscow on Thursday announced a holiday from October 28 to November 7. During this time, companies will not work in Moscow, also in the field of trade and services, mass events are banned, holidays are announced in schools.

The number of new cases of Covid-19 registered in Russia per day has exceeded 37,000. More than 1,000 people die from Covid-19 every day.

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