The suspension of travel passes for the public transport systems in Moscow applies to students of colleges and universities, as well as to elderly people aged over 65 and citizens suffering from chronic diseases, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin wrote on his website.
"This is a tough decision but we must ensure compliance with the self-lockdown rules to protect our eldertly citizens from the infection," he said.
It should be recalled that starting from March 26, about 1.9 million elderly people and citizens with chronic diseases resident in Moscow are required to stay on lockdown. This regime will continue through April 14.
Besides, a number of other restrictions have been imposed.
In particular, city libraries, cultural and leisure establishments (cultural centers and clubs) will be temporarily closed.
Cinemas, movie halls, children's entertainment centers and kiddie corrals must be closed. Many of them have made this decision on their own a few weeks ago.
In addition, night clubs, discos and other similar facilities, other entertainment and leisure establishments are temporarily suspended, and a number of other restrictions are imposed.
However, stores, banks and household services located in shopping center will remain open.
"AK&M", 25.03.2020 15:58