Wearing masks in St. Petersburg from May 27 will no longer be mandatory. However, experts recommend continuing to comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus infection, the press service of the administration of St. Petersburg reported.
“The Governor of St. Petersburg (Alexander Beglov) also decided that the obligation to use personal protective equipment by citizens is suspended. From May 27, the use of personal protective equipment by citizens will be of a recommendatory nature,” the statement said.
From May 27, the restriction on the maximum allowable number of visitors (2,000 people) for sports, physical education, cultural, entertainment, congress and exhibition, solemn, leisure and other events is also lifted.
The day before, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin established a covid amnesty. For all fines for violating sanitary and epidemiological requirements, citizens will be able to receive compensation.
The mandatory wearing of masks in the Russian capital was canceled on March 15. Mandatory anti-COVID measures at enterprises and organizations were also abolished: regular measurement of the body temperature of workers, installation of dividing partitions at workplaces, and other restrictions.
The vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Russians are vaccinated for free. Seven drugs against coronavirus have been registered in the country: the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Sputnik M, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N, CoviVac and Convasel.
All up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the sites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to everyone.rf, as well as on the hashtag #WeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.