In St. Petersburg has introduced new restrictions in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection. In its ruling, the Governor Alexander Beglov has banned Petersburgers to go to restaurants, parks and churches from 28 March to 5 April.

“to Prohibit (…) the operation of restaurants, cafes, canteens, cafeterias, bars, canteens and other catering establishments, with the exception of delivery orders to the house”, – stated in the decree, published on the official website of the administration of St. Petersburg.

in addition, will close all retail outlets except drugstores, grocery stores and gas stations. Also, individuals are prohibited to visit sites of religious organizations (this is only for members, but not Ministers).

the document includes a list of parks that will be closed. Among them, the Summer and Mikhailovsky gardens, the recreation Park of a name of Kirov, Moscow and Primorsky Victory parks, parks of Peterhof Museum-reserve.

Previously, in order to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in St. Petersburg has suspended the organization of sporting events, excursions and other group events. Was denied access of visitors to museums, also closed cinemas and fitness clubs.

As previously reported March 26, similar measures were introduced in Moscow. Here also it was decided to close parks, stores, shops, beauty salons. In the capital, however, has not imposed a ban on visits to religious institutions. The Russian Orthodox Church has said it has no plans to change the order of public worship in Moscow.