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Moscow closes its fan-zone due to Covid resurgence – RT in english

The city of Moscow will ban any entertainment event involving more than 1,000 people. Worried about a “dramatic” situation, the mayor announced two days earlier the obligation of vaccination for certain sections of the population.

The city of Moscow announced on June 18 that it would close its Euro football fan-zone and ban all entertainment events involving more than 1,000 people due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

“We are shutting down mass entertainment events for a while, and we must also shut down the dance halls and the fan zone for a while. [au complexe olympique de Loujniki]», Explained Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on his website.

Two days earlier, he had announced compulsory vaccination for all employees in the service sector against Covid-19 in order to counter a “dramatic” epidemiological development.

“We must simply do everything to conduct mass vaccination as quickly as possible and stop this terrible disease and put an end to the deaths of thousands of people”, argued the councilor on his site.

“More than 12,000 people are in hospitals with varying degrees of disease severity. As for the incidence rate, we are already at the level of the peaks of last year ”, also wrote Sergei Sobyanin, stressing that more than 1.8 million people in Moscow had already been vaccinated against the Covid-19 since the start of the vaccination campaign.

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