“Even though the pandemic situation continues to gradually improve in Russia,” there are lots of tasks the authorities must take care of, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a video conference of the government coordination council to control the incidence of novel coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation, the website of the government reports.
“The general situation in Russia shows a small but positive trend,” Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko noted, while Anna Popova, Head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare, pointed out that “The daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases is now at about 0.6%. Since 31 March when restrictive measures were introduced, it has dropped almost 50 times over.”
In Moscow, according to Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, “the situation has been stable for the past two months. The number of cases remains at the same level, with some positive trends, despite the fact that people can move around freely. 91% of traffic in Moscow has resumed. The majority of companies and organizations have also resumed operations. Small and medium-sized businesses are showing sales that are even slightly above the pre-crisis level. All facilities are fully operational, including industrial and construction companies. Despite the population being very active, the situation is stable and the most recent statistics show an increase of just over 0.3%. More than 300K tests have been conducted in the past week which is twice as many tests as in New York and six times more than in Madrid. Moscow is the number one metropolitan area in terms of testing.”