Moscow under self-isolation Russia's capital becomes a ghost town as residents begin to shelter in place
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin ordered a citywide self-isolation regime to begin in Russia’s capital on March 30. The measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. City residents will only be permitted to leave their homes in order to go to work, visit the nearest grocery stores or pharmacies, walk their pets near their buildings, or receive urgent medical care. When the shelter-in-place order will lift is not yet clear.