Outbreaks of coronavirus detected in several museums in Moscow

After the museums began operating in Moscow, several local outbreaks of coronavirus occurred, said Anton Goryanov, head of the museum and exhibition service department of the city’s culture department. According to him, three to four people fell ill.

“So far this has not led to the closure of institutions, but there is always such a risk, and we always weigh on two scales the possibility of attracting visitors and a safe and responsible attitude to employees and the visit itself,” Mr. Goryanov said at an online conference dedicated to restarting the capital tourism (quoted by Interfax).

He recalled that all museums must comply with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor and the Moscow authorities in order to protect employees and visitors. Otherwise, “we will quickly come to the conclusion that museum institutions will be closed due to some local outbreaks of employees,” said Anton Goryanov.

Recall that museums temporarily stopped receiving visitors due to the coronavirus. In Moscow, they were allowed to resume work on June 16. According to Mr. Goryanov, about 30% of institutions opened on this day. The museum can only be accessed by electronic ticket. Visitors must wear masks and maintain social distance.

About lifting restrictions in Moscow, read the article “Kommersant” “From quarantine to parade.”