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After issuing 3.2 million ‘digital passes’ for travel under lockdown, Moscow revokes 900,000 of those permits

This week, Russia’s capital launched a new “digital pass” system to track local residents moving throughout the city in vehicles (but not on foot). The new system’s rollout has had a few bugs. On Tuesday, April 14, city officials revoked 900,000 newly issued digital passes because they were apparently obtained using incorrect or inaccurate personal data, says Eduard Lysenko, the head of the capital’s Information Technology Department.

Moscow says it issued a total of 3.2 million digital passes on Monday, April 13. The permits will become necessary to ride anywhere in the city, starting on Wednesday.

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