MOSCOW, May 14. /TASS/. Withdrawing the coronavirus restrictive measures too early may lead to a second wave of COVID-19 in the Russian capital, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has forewarned.
"Decisions on the introduction and withdrawal of restrictions, connected to the coronavirus pandemic are the most difficult ones I had to make in my entire life. The cost of these decisions is people’s lives and health. A premature withdrawal of the restrictions carries a genuine risk of another wave of the pandemic. Unjustified prolongation [of restrictions] would also impact people in the roughest way," the mayor wrote in his blog.
May holidays’ effect on coronavirus incidence
Positive or negative coronavirus incidence dynamics after the May holidays will be noticeable in Moscow in several weeks, city Mayor Sergei Sobyanin told Rossiya 24 TV Thursday.
"The effect of the May holidays will be noticeable not today and not tomorrow, but in a week or two, because, if something happened during the holiday period, an incubation period is needed for the virus to manifest iselft, according to the specialists," Sobyanin said.