The decree of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin says that people over 65 must observe the home regime from March 26 to April 14. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the restrictions did not apply to the head of state.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin forbade citizens over 65 years of age, as well as residents of the city with chronic diseases from leaving home from March 26 to April 14 because of the coronavirus epidemic. The decree of the mayor of the Russian capital is published on its official website.
In accordance with the document, those who will be at home will be paid one-time financial assistance in the amount of 4 thousand rubles (about 1.3 thousand UAH at the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine on March 23). In addition, it is forbidden for this category of citizens to disconnect telephone communications and the Internet at zero balance and to fine for late payment of housing and communal services.
In a comment to the TASS news agency, Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that these restrictions do not apply to 67-year-old Vladimir Putin and he will not follow them.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins University on March 23, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 350 thousand, 15 430 people died.
In Russia, according to the operational headquarters, which Meduza leads, by March 23, 438 cases of COVID-19 were registered, one person died, 17 recovered.