First region in Russia introduced a lockdown

The Republic of Buryatia has introduced a lockdown for two weeks due to the situation with the coronavirus. This was stated by the head of the region Alexei Tsydenov, reports “Kommersant”.

All trade and public catering establishments are being closed, including shopping centers, cafes and restaurants, as well as beauty salons, fitness clubs. Restrictions do not apply to catering establishments on the territory of enterprises and hotels, grocery stores, pharmacies, communication salons, as well as retail trade in essential goods.

As explained by Tsydenov, the authorities took such a step due to a shortage of drugs and free beds in hospitals. “Doctors work to the bone with clenched teeth,” he said. To support the economy, businesses are promised tax breaks. At the same time, the head of Buryatia stressed that they will not extend the restrictions after November 30.

For all the time in Buryatia, 14,838 cases of COVID-19 were detected. Of these, more than 12.6 thousand people have already recovered, another 273 have died. In total, more than 1.9 million patients with coronavirus have been recorded in Russia.