Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko held a briefing focused on gradual lifting of restrictions in the field of culture and sports, government website reports.
As he said, “Today we have all the reasons to believe that the situation regarding the coronavirus is stable and under control, the healthcare system has survived the peak load and has a growing safety factor. Now 35 Russian regions are ready to start lifting the restrictions.”
According to Chernyshenko, “the development of a vaccine is underway. Experts say that if it is successful, mass vaccinating can start in the autumn.”
He also noted that “Our country is especially keen on football and national cup competitions. Football will return to our life of 19 June when the Premier League matches will be resumed. Ice hockey and basketball are to return already in August. Cinemas can reopen as early as mid-July. Theatres and concert halls, just as all around the world, are to open during the last stage of lifting restrictions, i.e. in the autumn.”