Call centre Operational staff of the Metropolitan health Department for the control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus, located in the building of school No. 1409
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In Moscow, in accordance with the new decree of mayor Sergey Sobyanin on additional restrictive measures to combat the spread of coronavirus to 10 April closing cinemas, theaters, concert halls and lecture halls. This is with reference to the mayor’s office said in his Telegram channel chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov.
Editor media “Vedomosti” Xenia Balicka writes that the theatres in the capital have already begun to officially announce the cancellation of their performances, promising to exchange tickets or refund their cost.
“Open media”, citing sources in the Moscow government, write that on the closure of cinemas and other entertainment facilities last week insisted the Vice-mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova, who heads the urban operational headquarters for the coronavirus. The decision could not take for fear that it will disturb residents.
Sharply against the closure of leisure activities, according to the portal were made by the head of culture Department Alexander Kibovsky, head of the Department of trade and services Alexey Ameryk and “other influential officials.”
According to the decree of the mayor, published in his blog, in Moscow till 10 APR prohibited to perform any street entertainment event.th (cultural, sporting, entertainment, educational) regardless of the number of participants, and in areas – with the number of participants more than 50 people at a time.
the Publication of “the Rise”, writes that the ban “to gather more than 50” will not affect services, restaurants and bars in Moscow, as all this does not apply to entertainment events, said the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media, Vakhtang Kipshidze, the head of the Department of trade capital Alexey Ameryk.
the Ministry also recommended that the subordinate agencies to temporarily limit the holding of mass events due to the coronavirus. In this regard, several Moscow theatres announced the suspension of work until April 12, at museums stop group tour, and visitors will measure the temperature. The library will provide remote access to resources.
Russian online movie theaters in terms of coronavirus and restrictions on mass gatherings reduces the cost of the subscription is canceled or paid access. To cancel a subscription video service announced More.tv and online cinemas Premier, write “Vedomosti”. Online cinema “Kinopoisk HD” has decided to provide a free subscription for the promotional code to the end of April anyone who does not have an active subscription.
Service Ivi to 15 April reduced the subscription price to 1 ruble for all new users, and expanded free content. The same steps were taken by the cinema Megogo. Online platform gives Okko promo codes for viewers to quarantine and isolation via Telegram-bot Okkobro. Service Tvzavr has announced that it will provide a three month subscription for free for those who have a sick leave.
Some Moscow theaters before the decree Sobyanin announced a temporary closure. From March 16 on a two-week quarantine closed documentary film Center in the Museum of Moscow. “We don’t panic easily, but given the current situation worldwide, we offereat to observe necessary security measures” – it is told on the website of the DRC. Money for previously purchased tickets will be fully refunded. Cinema for 10 days opened new users a free access to movies from his repertoire on the online platform Nonfiction.film.
In connection with the “restless epidemiological situation” decided to close and the cinema “Illusion”, located in the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment. About it reports “Booker’s Bulletin” with reference to the letter from the state film Fund, which owns the theater. It says that “Illusion” is closed on the recommendation of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.
In St. Petersburg, the closure of cinemas and other places of leisure demanded that the deputies of the legislative Assembly. Now the city has a limit on activities with number of participants more than one thousand people. The concern that cinemas continue to work, expressed by the chief sanitary doctor of the Pskov area Alexander Nesteruk. In Naberezhnye Chelny the cinemas decided to close, and in Murmansk region the number of viewers on March 17 will be limited to 99 people per session.
According to the forecast of “film Business”, charges the Russian cinemas over the past weekend will be the worst for the year: 75% of the cash it brings and foreign cinema, primarily of Hollywood’s biggest premieres, which are cancelled EN masse because of the coronavirus. Cinema expected in their absence re-show the blockbusters that have been in the rental.