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Who commented on the removal of restrictions in Moscow

The progressive actions of the Moscow authorities helped to slow the epidemic coronaviruses infection COVID-19 and flatten the epidemic curve, but it is important to continue to identify suspect cases, to isolate and treat confirmed, keep track of all the contacts, said RIA Novosti the representative of the world health organization (who) Melita Vujnović in connection with the removal of restrictions in the Russian capital.

The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin announced on Monday that from June 9 in the capital canceled withdrawal and permit regime imposed over the coronavirus. He also announced the lifting of restrictions on the number of enterprises. So, for example, catering establishments will open in Moscow in two stages: from June 16 will earn a summer terrace, and from 23 June to cafes and restaurants.

"The Moscow authorities from the beginning of the outbreak COVID-19 has progressively taken a complex, both medical and non-medical measures to slow the epidemic and mitigate the epidemic curve," said Vujnović.

"In the case of the weakening of restrictive measures should continue to identify and test all suspected cases, isolate and treat confirmed cases and track all contacts," she said.

In addition, the representative who called on Muscovites to continue to observe basic rules of hygiene – "carefully and frequently wash hands with soap or handle disinfecting means and respiratory etiquette" and to protect the health of healthcare workers and to maintain the readiness and capacity of the health system.

"Each of us their behavior will determine how the pandemic will develop. The new "norm" becomes our reality," said Vujnović.

She noticed that now indeed, many countries depending on their epidemiological situation begin to soften, or to abolish some restrictions. "But it must be remembered that the decline in incidence and new cases of coronavirus it is not due to the natural course of the epidemic, and due to the rigid public health measures taken by countries to halt the local transmission of the virus. And these measures cannot be forgotten," - said Vujnović.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is already identified more than 6.7 million cases, more than 397 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.