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Moscow mayor lifts ban on nighttime work of restaurants

The mayor noted that Moscow’s COVID-19 cases were on the decline

MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. Moscow has lifted the ban on servicing visitors of restaurants, bars and other leisure facilities at night, the Russian capital’s Mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced in his blog on Wednesday.

"From today, January 27, 2021, the restrictions on night work (from 23:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.) of catering facilities, nightclubs, bars, discos, karaoke, bowling and other leisure and entertainment facilities are lifted. At the same time, these facilities still have to comply with the requirements for customers’ seating areas and sanitary standards established by Russia’s sanitary watchdog," Sobyanin wrote.

The mayor noted that Moscow’s COVID-19 cases were on the decline. "Under such circumstances, it is our duty to create conditions for the fastest possible recovery of the economy, first of all - the most affected consumer market’s sectors," the mayor explained.

Since November 13, 2020, Moscow’s authorities banned the work of cafes, nightclubs and restaurants at night. Along with observing sanitary standards, organizations were advised to introduce a QR code system.