Moscow authorities explained the increase in cases of infection with coronavirus

The Moscow authorities believe that the increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the capital is associated with “total non-observance of the mask regime.” Moscow Deputy Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova stated this in an interview with the Vesti program on the Russia 1 TV channel, TASS writes.
“We reached the figures that we had in the spring,” she explained. Rakova added that after a long period of spring isolation and summer vacations, people will return to the city. However, the main reason for the increase in the incidence is that citizens do not observe the mask regime and social distance, the deputy mayor added.
She also explained that, if necessary, the city authorities can open two more temporary hospitals for those infected with coronavirus infection. “This is the Moskva shopping center, it has been mothballed, and now work is underway to form a team and reactivate the hospital – and a center at VDNKh,” Rakova said.
Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the capital would open two reserve hospitals for patients with coronavirus at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center and the Krylatskoye Ice Palace. The mayor urged Muscovites to observe all safety measures in order to stabilize the epidemiological situation.
Over the past 24 hours, Russia recorded the largest increase in new cases of coronavirus since May: 11,615 people were diagnosed with COVID-19. On October 6, Moscow also set an anti-record for the number of new cases of coronavirus. Over the past day, 4,082 COVID-19 cases have been identified in the capital. The Kremlin announced its readiness for any development of events.