Moscow closes non-essential shops and services

In Moscow and a number of Russian regions a 10-day non-working period has been imposed. The current wave of Covid-19 has resulted in record numbers of daily new infections and deaths in the nation of 146 million, news portal The Moscow Times and state news agency TASS report.
In 24 hours to Thursday, October 28, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Russia over the past 24 hours has increased by 1,159, this is a new anti-record high since the beginning of the pandemic. As to new infections, 40 096 newly-infected people were registered in the country, according to TASS.
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The non-working period in Moscow, will mean closed businesses, services, catering, sports, recreation, entertainment and film screenings with the exception of organizations that serve city infrastructure and sell essential goods like medicines and food. Meanwhile, theatres and museums are allowed to stay open at 50% attendance capacity for visitors with masks and QR codes proving vaccination, recent negative PCR test or antibody test results
The authorities of the Russian capital have warned that they would monitor compliance with restrictions in stores and restaurants during the non-working week both in person and through video cameras and social networks, The Moscow Times report.