🇷🇺@COVID19Up: The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, has effectively declared a public holiday for all of next week to combat a rise in new COVID-19 cases.

Monday was already a public holiday, but now the mayor has told people to just stay home for the rest of the week.

“To stop the rising rate of sickness and to save lives, today I signed a decree providing for non-working days from 15 to 19 June 2021 with pay for employees.”

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin

The mayor also ordered all bars, restaurants and venues to close by 11pm in the city until June 20.

On Saturday, Russia reported 13,510 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, the highest daily increase since early February.

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