Residents of the Moscow region was allowed to visit the Russian Orthodox Church. This was announced by the Patriarchal vicar of the Moscow diocese, Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna Juvenal, whose words are given on the website of the Moscow diocese.

He noted that the main sanitary doctor of Moscow region Olga Mikailova approved the removal of the restrictions which were imposed amid the pandemic of a new type of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Metropolitan added that it was also allowed to hold worship services outdoors, taking into account the observance of all safety measures.

"Now in the temples and monasteries of the Moscow diocese, we once again pray together with our members", – concluded the Metropolitan Juvenal.

Earlier the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin announced the introduction of new measures to combat the spread of a new type of coronavirus COVID-19. So the capital was introduced a number of rules on freedom of movement in the city. Similar decisions were taken in Moscow.