Restrictive measures may be resumed if the epidemic worsens
On Friday, 1 July, the Russian consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, announced the lifting of all restrictions imposed due to the pandemic in Russia.
The statement said the country had seen a steady decline in the intensity of the epidemic on coronavirus infection from March to June. During this period the weekly incidence rate fell by more than 64 times (from a peak of 907.6 in mid-February to the current 14.06) and is now at its lowest values since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rospotrebnadzor said that the trend in the average daily rate of increase in new cases suggests a drop in the intensity of the epidemiological process. In addition, the department said that almost all detected cases of infection are mild or asymptomatic.
A steady decrease in the incidence of the disease is observed in all age groups, as reported on the website of Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare.
Due to such a marked improvement in the epidemiological situation, it was decided to lift previously imposed restrictions, including the mask regime, a ban on catering at night and several other measures.
At the same time, the Federal Service noted in a statement that the restrictive measures may be resumed if the COVID-19 situation deteriorates.
The situation remains under the strict control of Rospotrebnadzor.