More than 47 thousand fines totaling over 237 million rubles were issued to passengers of public transport in Moscow for lack of masks and gloves, Oleg Ivanov, deputy head of the Transportation Organizer GKU, told TASS on August 12.
“Three months ago (May 12 – Ed.), A regime of mandatory wearing of masks and gloves was introduced in Moscow. <...> During the operation of the regime, we have checked more than 220 thousand vehicles and issued more than 47 thousand orders worth 237.4 million rubles for the absence of a mask or gloves, ”Ivanov said.
For violation of the mask regime in transport, according to the mayor’s decree, a fine of 5 thousand rubles is provided.
On August 12, it was also reported about 8 thousand written orders in the amount of 450 million rubles to catering and trade enterprises in the capital on non-compliance with measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Fines were issued based on the results of inspections from May 12 to August 11 to more than 45 thousand organizations, writes Gazeta.ru.
Since July 13, in Moscow, as part of easing the anti-coronavirus restrictions, the ubiquitous mask regime has been canceled. City dwellers no longer need to wear personal protective equipment on the street, but they still need to on public transport and when visiting public places and shops.
As Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on August 5, the restrictions imposed in the capital due to the coronavirus could last for several more months.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.
All information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. In addition, information is available under the hashtag #WeWeTogether.