Moscow became one of the first regions of the country to introduce mandatory vaccination for service sector workers. This was announced by Sergei Sobyanin at a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council under the Government of Russia to combat the spread of coronavirus infection.

67 percent of service sector workers have now been vaccinated with two components of the vaccine, and 73 percent with one component. More than 80 percent of education and healthcare workers have also been vaccinated (with two components).

Also in Moscow, older citizens are encouraged to vaccinate. They can receive gift sets “WITH health care” after receiving both components of the vaccine, as well as after revaccination. However, elderly Muscovites are still not so active in getting vaccinated.

“Among them, the lowest level, oddly enough, vaccinated, despite all our efforts, appeals, information. And this is the largest group of people who are susceptible to both morbidity, including in severe form, and mortality. Therefore, taking this opportunity, I once again appeal to the older generation, to the elderly with a request that they take care of themselves and actively undergo vaccination,” said the Mayor of Moscow.

As in other regions of the country, the incidence of COVID-19 is growing in the capital. At the same time, the indicators of detection and hospitalization are two times lower than the peak values.

Sergei Sobyanin also noted the importance of mass PCR testing in the fight against the pandemic. Experimentally, two centers of public services “My Documents” are doing express tests for COVID-19. In the coming weeks, the service will be available in 10-20 more public service offices and large shopping centers.

For a high-quality fight against coronavirus, it is necessary to follow sanitary rules. In the capital, control over their compliance will be tightened, only over the past weekend, an administrative penalty was applied to 34 large shopping centers. This is done almost automatically based on photo and video recording data.