Covid-19 in Moscow: Live Updates

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November 11

  • Updated! Moscow’s museums and exhibition halls will be closed to visitors starting from November 13 for the rest of 2020 and winter holidays – until January 15 2021!
  • The annual “Journey into Christmas 2020 – 2021” winter festival has been cancelled.

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  • The Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin has announced this week that all cultural events, concerts and shows will be banned in Moscow until January 15 2021 – starting from Friday November 13!
  • Operating hours of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs will be limited as they won’t be allowed to serve customers from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Theatres and cinemas will remain open capping the attendance at 25%, some sports and public events will be authorized by the city officials during this time.


Authorities in Moscow have imposed new fines of 5000 rubles for violating face mask and glove requirements in the metro, shops, malls, museums and indoor venues and the 4000 rubles fine for not wearing mask in the office (if it is required) as it is planned to enforce coronavirus safety rules, the state-run TASS news agency has reported today.

The Operational Headquarters reported about 5482 new patients diagnosed with COVID – 19 in the past 24 hours from 12 regions of the country including Moscow – 695 new cases, Sverdlovsk region – 210, in Saint Petersburg – 159 new Coronavirus cases.

According to the Operational Headquarters, the daily Covid – 19 growth rate in the past 10 days did not exceed 0.7%.

The lowest growth rates over the past 24 hours were registered in the Chukotka Autonomous Area (0%), the Republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia (0.2%), the Moscow Region (0.2%), Moscow (0.3%), the Kaluga Region (0.3%), the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (0.3%), the Republic of North Ossetia (0.3%), the Lipetsk Region (0.3%), the Transbaikal Region (0.3%), Sevastopol (0.3%).

Covid – 19 cases in Russia and around the world

New Covid – 19 cases around the world by July 31

July 29

The Operational Headquarters reported about 5475 new patients diagnosed with COVID – 19 in Russia.

According to its data, in the past eight days the daily growth did not exceed 0.7%.

Some 671 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Moscow, 223 in the Sverdlovsk Region, 173 in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, 165 in St. Petersburg and 159 in the Irkutsk Region.

The total number of Coronavirus cases in the country is 828990.

New Covid -19 cases in Russia and around the world by July 29


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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine could be administered within the country by August 15, according to the Interfax News Agency. The source said the Health Ministry will likely register the vaccine, which is still undergoing clinical trials, between Aug. 10-12.

Moscow policemen have started fining commuters for not wearing masks in the metro. The city administration has imposed a 5000 rubles fine on people for not wearing masks in public transport.

July 27

Russia confirmed 5,635 new coronavirus infections Monday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 818,120.

Russia has started administering its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals before its clinical trials are completed, according to the Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.

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Russian schools all over the country are set re-open for the new school year on Sept. 1, according to the statement of the Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov. “All [coronavirus safety] requirements will be taken into account in order to protect our children and teachers as much as possible,” he said.

July 8

  • The number of new daily cases in the Russian capital has decreased to 651 on July 8, according to the Operational Headquarters.

🔹 39,7% — aged 18 – 45
🔹26,9% — aged 46 – 65
🔹16,3% — aged 66 – 79
🔹7,0% — over the age of 80
🔹10,1% — kids

6562 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed today in Russia.

Photo: worldometers. info
  • Free drive – in theatre is opening in Moscow on July 18 ! The venue is located steps from the nearly opened Park “Filatov Lug”.

The first screening is scheduled for July 18. The theatre can host up to 100 cars. Its line up will includes both classics and premieres: Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, The Gentlemen by Guy Ritchie and the programme of the Beat Film Festival. Place booking will be available starting July 12 here.

The park is situated within walking Distance from the “Filatov Lug” metro station (the southern part of the Red metro line).

Filatov Lug metro station
  • Another drive-in theatre opened in the Moscow region in June near the “Myakinino” metro station.
  • Moscow cinemas might open on August 1, according to the Izvestia newspaper.
  • The “Dream Island” amusement park will remain closed at least until August as the ban on kids’ gatherings and events has been extended until the end of 2021.

  • Russia’s leading aircraft Company Aeroflot is hoping to restore 80% of its international services by the end of this year, and restore the network fully by the end of the winter season in March 2021.

  • Moscow’s indoor dining, fitness clubs, swimming pools, sports clubs and recreation facilities have re – opened after the lockdown.

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