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RUSSIA UPDATE: MOSCOW REMAINS ON LOCKDOWN

by | May 22, 2020 | Blog

On March 30, 2020, Russia implemented a “non-working” period for Russia to slow the spread of COVID-19. On May 12, 2020, this was cancelled.  Restrictions are being gradually lifted and each region of Russia is setting its own rules for resuming normal operations, based upon local conditions.

Moscow, being among the most affected region, implemented its lockdown on March 28, 2020, and has extended this period through May 31, 2020. In Moscow, the self-isolation regime remains in place and most businesses remain closed, except for food stores, pharmacies and stores selling essential goods. Essential services such as post offices, tax inspections and banks remain operational, but may restrict or limit public visitation.

On May 12, 2020, Moscow manufacturing and construction companies resumed operations and are observing safety requirements such as taking employee temperatures every four hours, ensuring all employees wear protective masks and gloves at all times and having sanitizers available throughout facilities.  Moscow courts also resumed work on May 12, 2020, hearing administrative cases.  As of May 18, 2020, civil non-emergency cases are being heard as well. Individuals residing in Moscow are directed to continue to self-isolate at their residences. They may only go out to visit medical facilities, travel to and from work (if the person is required to work), and shop at the nearest store or pharmacy.  One can walk dogs and take out household garbage, but only within 100 meters of the one’s house or apartment building.  Social distancing of 1.5 meters remains required everywhere, including stores.  As of May 12, 2020, everyone has been required to wear protective masks and gloves on public transport and inside the public facilities, including stores and pharmacies. Travel by car requires an electronic pass specifying the destination point, and the reason/necessity for the trip.