OREANDA-NEWS. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on the abolition of anti-coronavirus restrictions for citizens and businesses amid an improvement in the epidemiological situation in the capital. The head of the city announced this in his blog.

“From Tuesday, March 15, 2022, we are canceling the requirements for the use of protective masks,” Sobyanin wrote.

In addition, it is no longer necessary to adhere to anti-COVID measures in enterprises and organizations. Namely, to regularly measure the body temperature of workers, install partitions at workplaces, etc.

As the mayor noted, in the current circumstances, this decision will be supported by businesses, “experiencing already serious sanctions pressure.”

Earlier, Moscow Deputy Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova said that the situation with COVID-19 in the Russian capital had improved over the past week. According to her, the rate of hospitalizations with coronavirus has decreased by another 40%.

“In Moscow, the epidemiological situation has improved significantly. Over the past week, COVID-19 incidence and hospitalization rates have dropped another 40%. This allows us to increase the volume of planned and specialized assistance,” Rakova explained.

According to the deputy mayor of the capital for social development, it is planned to soon return about 600 beds located in four hospitals in Moscow.