Russia collapses by COVID, declares shut down of workplaces
Published: 05:07 PM, 21 October 2021
All workplaces in Russia are going to be shut down for eight days due to the rising situation of COVID cases and deaths. The order will be effective from October 30 to November 7.
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the government’s proposal on Wednesday.
“The ban could be extended considering the situation,” Putin said at a virtual meeting with government officials.
At that time, there were public holidays in schools in Russia.
AFP reports that the highest 1,028 people have died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 226,353 people died of the virus – which is the highest among the countries of the European continent. Besides, 34,074 new cases were recorded during the period.
It is learned that the COVID rate has risen sharply in recent weeks following the suspension of vaccination activities in the country. Only “35 percent of Russians” have received the full dose of the vaccine.
In the last five weeks, the number of COVID victims in Moscow has risen by 30 percent. In such a situation, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said in a directive on Tuesday that those over the age of 60 who have not been vaccinated must work from home and all workers must be vaccinated. The order will remain in force from next Monday to next February.
He said the owners of the company instructed 30 percent of their employees to work from home.