Shops and cafes in Moscow were fined 450 million rubles for the lack of masks

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The Moscow authorities have issued more than 8 thousand orders to catering establishments and trade and service enterprises totaling 450 million rubles for non-compliance with measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infection. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Moscow Department of Trade and Services on Wednesday, August 12.

Fines were issued based on the results of inspections that were carried out from May 12 to August 11 at more than 45 thousand catering, as well as trade and services.

Among the most frequent violations are the lack of social distance, the lack of masks and gloves for visitors and employees, as well as the work of some organizations despite the restrictions – most non-food stores in Moscow were closed until May 31, inclusively, and restaurants and cafes were fully operational from June 23.

From May 12, visitors and employees of stores in the capital are required to wear masks and gloves. For their absence, individuals are fined 4 thousand rubles, for legal entities that have not ensured compliance with the norm at their facility – in the amount of 100 thousand to 300 thousand rubles, individual entrepreneurs – in the amount of 30 thousand to 50 thousand . rubles.

Since July 13, in Moscow, as part of easing the anti-coronavirus restrictions, the ubiquitous mask regime has been canceled. Citizens 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.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on August 5 that the restrictions imposed in the capital due to the coronavirus could last for several more months.

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