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The Real Russia, Today
What’s going to be open in Moscow next week, at a glance
6:46 pm, March 27, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed a week of paid leave for most Russian workers from March 30 to April 5. The measure is intended to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. In Moscow, restrictions will be tighter than in the rest of Russia: Restaurants and cafés will close for in-person service, as will many stores and the city’s downtown parks. Nonetheless, Moscow’s public transit will stay open along with grocery stores, pet stores, storefronts for purchasing or renewing cellular service credits, banks, pharmacies, post offices, medical and government facilities, and churches (though government officials have recommended against attending services or visiting churches to pray).
Cover photo: Anton Novoderezhkin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA