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6/12, 8:08 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Moscow orders restrictive measures as virus cases rise

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin (pictured) announced on Saturday a set of new coronavirus restrictive measures to subdue the resurgence of the coronavirus in the Russian capital.

Non-working days for all but essential businesses will be imposed from June 15-18, while hospitality venues will serve only take away from 11 pm to 6 am local time. The city's authorities also encouraged conducting remote work and avoiding travel.

There were 6,701 new COVID-19 cases reported in Moscow on Saturday, the highest since December 26, 2020. In addition, countrywide numbers reached February highs.

Breaking the News / MS