02:48 GMT09 May 2021
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    In a move to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the Russian capital, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree back in April obliging everyone travelling around the city to obtain special digital passes in order to minimise the number of people walking outside amid the pandemic.

    Self-isolation regime, digital IDs and schedules for walks will be cancelled in the Russian capital on Tuesday, as the coronavirus situation keeps stabilizing, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

    "Already tomorrow, on June 9, 2020, self-isolation and ID system will be cancelled. The walks schedule will be cancelled as well," Sobyanin wrote in his personal blog.

    "For several weeks already, the pandemic has been declining, although slowly. The daily increases in new cases are dropping, and the number of people who are discharged from hospitals exceeds that of those who are admitted there," the mayor went on to say.

    Starting Tuesday, all Moscow residents, including those who are older than 65 and those suffering from chronic diseases, are allowed to leave home freely and attend public places.

    Hairdressers, beauty parlours, veterinarians, photo studios and employment agencies in Moscow can resume work already on Tuesday.

    Starting June 16, zoos, museums and exhibition halls will open doors to visitors. From June 16, summer terraces of restaurants and cafes will open. On June 23, fitness halls and swimming pools will open, and restrictions on kindergartens operation will be lifted on the same day.

    "In fact, Moscow is returning to a normal pace of life. If the epidemiological situation remains safe, all the major restrictions will be lifted in June, taking into consideration sanitary measures," Sobyanin concluded, stressing the need to prevent a new outbreak.
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