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Russia: Moscow landmarks emptied out amid coronavirus restrictions02:07

Russia: Moscow landmarks emptied out amid coronavirus restrictions

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 06, 2020 at 20:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Moscow's streets were much quieter and less crowded than usual on Monday, as the Russian capital entered the eight day of isolation regime to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Footage filmed in the city centre shows the Kremlin and the Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lubyanka Square and other famous sights emptied out, as under the self-isolation order published by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on March 29, Muscovites can only leave their homes for a limited time to go to the nearest supermarket or pharmacy, as well as to walk pets, throw out the garbage or seek emergency medical care.

On April 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the week-long paid leave in the country will be prolonged until April 30 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

According on official information released on April 6, the total number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital stood at 4,484 with 29 deaths.

Russia: Moscow landmarks emptied out amid coronavirus restrictions02:07
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Moscow's streets were much quieter and less crowded than usual on Monday, as the Russian capital entered the eight day of isolation regime to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Footage filmed in the city centre shows the Kremlin and the Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lubyanka Square and other famous sights emptied out, as under the self-isolation order published by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on March 29, Muscovites can only leave their homes for a limited time to go to the nearest supermarket or pharmacy, as well as to walk pets, throw out the garbage or seek emergency medical care.

On April 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the week-long paid leave in the country will be prolonged until April 30 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

According on official information released on April 6, the total number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital stood at 4,484 with 29 deaths.

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