Russians are invited to visit cemeteries during Easter - remotely
Residents of Moscow during quarantine will be able to visit the cemetery and monitor the cleaning of burial places online. This was reported in the press service of "Ritual".
“Citizens are provided with the opportunity to visit the burial site remotely, one-time cleaning at the burial site, laying flowers. These services include finding a burial place and a photo report, ”the press service told TASS.
For the duration of the quarantine in Moscow, employees of the institution continue to work on landscaping cemeteries as usual.
On May 9, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on a temporary procedure for visiting Moscow cemeteries for a period of self-isolation to combat coronavirus infection.
The mayor noted that he understood the desire of many citizens to visit cemeteries for religious holidays and to tidy up there. However, due to the current epidemiological quarantine, it will be impossible to visit the graves of deceased relatives.
In the Russian Orthodox Church, the decision of the Moscow authorities was called expected and reasonably justified.
From the evening of March 29 in the Moscow region, and later in many other parts of Russia, a mandatory self-isolation regime was introduced. You can leave your home when you see a doctor, to go to the store or pharmacy, and also to walk with your pet. Similar restrictions apply not only in Russia, but also in a number of other countries.
As of April 13, in Russia, the total number of virus infection cases was 15,770, out of which. 130 patients died and 1,291 recovered. Across the world, the number of people infected with coronavirus is heading to 2 million people, with over 1,792,766 confirmed cases and 109,785 deaths, according to Worldometers.info.
Russians are withdrawing cash after the russian president appeals to the public that the coronavirus pandemic is in under control - Bloomberg reports
Since the beginning of March, Russian banks and ATMs issued to customers about 1 trillion rubles ($ 13.6 billion) in cash, which is more than the amount that Russians withdrew from banks over the past year, the Central Bank said.
Bloomber was the first agency who noticed.
According to the them, the Russians began to actively withdraw money before the new anticoronavirus measures where introduced.
“People were afraid that banks would not be available during quarantine,” Denis Poryvay, an analyst at Raiffeisenbank in Moscow, explained to the agency the behavior of Russians. “They were withdrawing money for the same reason that others stocked up on food,” he added.
Bloomberg estimates that the daily increase in demand for cash came after key announcements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his televisions to citizens. So, the first leap occurred after the head of state announced a tax on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. And the peak fell on March 3. The day before, the president declared that the entire month of April will be a non-working month,
Around the same period, in mid-March, Bloomberg notes with reference to retailers, demand for low-cost nutritious foods, such as buckwheat and canned meat, also increased. The Kremlin and the Central Bank have not yet commented on this news.
The fight against coronavirus
With television appeals in connection with the spread in Russia of a new type of coronavirus, Putin turned to the Russians twice. In the first, he postponed the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution and announced the measures prepared by the state to combat the epidemic.
Among them were not only support measures, but also new taxes, for example, on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. In the second appeal, the president declared April a non-working month, but with the preservation of wages.
The authorities did not begin to introduce quarantines at the federal level in connection with the pandemic. For this Putin was criticized by leading Russian economists, including professor at the Paris University of Sciences Po Sergey Guriev, professor at the Paris School of Economics Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, professor of economics at Princeton University Oleg Itzhoki and others.
Later, they called the measures of state support for business and people under quarantine conditions short-sighted and called on the Russian authorities to distribute to each Russian at a fixed amount (for example, 10,000 rubles). The money for this, experts beleive, is in the National Welfare Fund.
But the Central Bank did not support such an initiative.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed a similar point of view. He noted that with the implementation of such a measure, budgets will go bust.
According to the latest official information, more than 43,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia. More than 361 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. The most difficult epidemiological situation among all Russian regions is in Moscow and the Moscow region.
Meet the Russian who walks around the city during the Coronavirus pandemic - dressed as a plague doctor
A man in the costume of a plague doctor walks along the Kaliningrad streets, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast. The people look at the tall, thin figure in black with surprise. “Klops” found out who is hiding under a mask with a beak, and why he does it.
Vasily Lunev - 33, is married and works in his own workshop for sewing leather products. He wears a medieval doctor's costume to demonstrate his skills and surprise people.
“I am interested in history, I participate in reconstruction festivals. The“ plague doctor ”character attracts me for many reasons. Most of all, I like that you can hide your face behind a mask with a beak,” Lunev explained.
Vasily’s costume consists of a leather apron, a shirt with a collar, a spacious hood, a mask and gloves.
“Doctors carried cones, bottles, amulets that rang when walking. They also had a knife and scissors. They didn’t have a medical education, they hired them to clean up the bodies of the dead, take tests, and forgive sins,” the man says enthusiastically.
On the street, people have mixed reactions of my outfit. Sometimes passers-by shy away, sometimes laugh. Vasily complains that Kaliningrad is unfriendly to new things which are not the norm.
"Our people are more conservative than in St. Petersburg or Moscow. There, people notice me and my costume is expressing a healthy interest. However, when I walk on the streets of Kaliningrad, very often people advise, "to go to a psychologist or a priest," Vasily shares.
Lunev emphasizes that his outfit has nothing to do with the coronavirus epidemic. He began to wear and wear it a couple of years ago.
“Yes, this is the first chemical protection suit in history, but it won’t save you from COVID-19. A mask with a beak unreliably isolates. According to current realities, a gas mask is better,” he informs.
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The French Brewers Association has announced that it will be forced to destroy 10 million liters of beer due to the closure of cafes, restaurants and pubs caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, BFM reports.
The liquidation will be made, since the shelf life of the drink is running out and there is no point in storing beer further. Moreover, the destruction of products will cost significant amounts for the companies.
"The abrupt closure of cafes, restaurants, stopping tourist activities and the cancellation of all festivals and events have led to the fact that more than 10 million liters of beer are not in demand," the association announced.
It is noted that about 70% of breweries in France reported a reduction of at least half the turnover since mid-March.
The tough form of isolation regime in France is expected to end on May 11. Citizens will be able to move around without special permission from the authorities, which is currently necessary due to the isolation regime introduced in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, except for movements over distances of more than 100 km from the house, which will be possible only for family or professional reasons.
At the same time, citizens over 65 years of age are still being urged to respect the isolation regime due to higher risk of infection in this age group.
After May 11, a gradual resumption of companies will begin, although working from home will continue, where possible, for at least the next three weeks.
The trading network, except for restaurants and cafes, will open on May 11. For restaurants and cafes, a separate decision will be made at the end of May with the prospect of a possible opening after June 2.
At the same time, a recent pole by FranceInfo reported that –25% of breweries in France have been forced to close and 70% have declared a loss of up to 50% in revenue since March 15.
The study of the world's first vaccine from COVID-19 by volunteers at Sechenov University was successfully completed. The first group of volunteers will be discharged on Wednesday, the second on July 20, Vadim Tarasov, director of the Institute of Translational Medicine and Biotechnology at Sechenov University, told RIA Novosti.
Clinical trials at the university began on June 18. They stated that the safety of the coronavirus vaccine was confirmed during testing. Earlier, Sechenov University said that volunteers who test the coronavirus vaccine “generally” tolerate it well. In total, 38 people participate in the research. The Ministry of Defense also reported positive results earlier.
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said research was underway on 17 promising vaccines. According to him, vaccination in Russia will be voluntary. For more details, see Kommersant FM, “Vaccination is gaining supporters.”
A Russian athlete from Primorsky, Dmitry Yakuhny ran a hundred kilometers around the bed in ten hours during self-isolation, in order to check how well is he prepared for the ultramarathon in the Sahara desert.
"In April, I was supposed to participate in the heaviest ultramarathon in the world - MDS (Marathon Des Sables), 250 kilometers in the Sahara desert, but because of the coronavirus it was postponed for another date. So I decided to run 100 kilometers around the bed at home," told RIA Novosti Dmitry Yakuhny.
He added that he was preparing for the marathon for nine months and decided to test his strength.
According to him, the family initially took the idea as a joke, but then the children became interested - the son Artem and daughter Nicole even ran part of the distance.
"The whole family supported the initiative, the children ran a little, the wife filmed everything on video and prepared the food," Dmitry said.
He added that the marathon lasted almost ten hours, the neighbors were received the news "with understanding."
According to the athlete, music also helped to overcome the distance. Diet - oranges, bananas, "everything is on the run, as in regular competitions."
Dmitry went live on Instagram every hour, and the final broadcast lasted half an hour. A second breath opened after the 50th kilometer, and the 76th kilometer of the ultramarathon around the bed turned out to be the most difficult.
"Usually at the 35th and 75th kilometers there comes a" wall "- a lack of carbohydrates, but I tried to eat and drink on a schedule," Dmitry said. The athlete finished by 20:00 (13:00 Moscow time) local time.
The beginning of the 35th Marathon Des Sables is scheduled for September 18, the race will be held in the Moroccan part of the Sahara, during which participants will have to run 250 kilometers in seven days.