COVID-19 in MoscowThe city of Moscow was Russia’s region with the largest number of conducted COVID-19 tests. Moscow's self-isolation index during the lockdown indicated that most residents stayed home. With entertainment venues, restaurants and bars, and non-food shops closed, the subway traffic in the capital decreased by 85 percent compared to the previous year. Furthermore, car sharing services were suspended in the city due to risks of the COVID-19 contagion. Until the end of 2021, pensioners in Moscow could receive 10 thousand Russian rubles for getting vaccinated.
Self-isolation regimeDue to the COVID-19 outbreak, Russia announced a non-working period until May 11, 2020. Its regions, or federal subjects, imposed additional quarantine measures to restrict movement of residents and transport during the shutdown. In most regions, the population could go outside only to the nearest grocery store, to walk a dog, or to see a doctor in emergency cases. Moscow authorities introduced digital passes, requiring Russians to register online before leaving home. Another lockdown was held from the end of October to the beginning of November.
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