By order of the mayor of the city, the “home self-isolation regime” is established in the capital of Russia
In Moscow, by order of Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, emergency measures are being introduced – a “home isolation regime” – for all residents of Moscow, regardless of age, RIA Novosti reports. Similar measures were taken in the Moscow region.
Leaving the house is allowed only in cases of applying for emergency (emergency) medical care and other direct threats to life and health; for trips to work, if a person is obliged to go to work; Shopping at your nearest existing store or pharmacy walking pets at a distance not exceeding 100 meters from their home or place of stay; Take out household waste if necessary.
On the website sobianin.ru, the mayor of Moscow explains:
In the coming days – after carrying out technical and organizational measures – it will be possible to leave if there is a special pass issued in the manner established by the Moscow Government.
Over the next week, a system of monitoring compliance with the home isolation regime and new rules for the movement of citizens will be deployed.
“Gradually, but steadily, we will tighten the control necessary in this situation,” the Sobyanin’s appeal to Muscovites says.
Being on the streets, in shops, on transport and in other public places, citizens are required to observe social distance from other people at least 1.5 meters (social distance). The exception is only taxi rides.
Shops, pharmacies and any other organizations in which people are located or work are required to ensure compliance with social distance, including applying special markings and establishing a regime of access and stay in buildings and in the adjacent territory.
The Moscow Mayor also extended the validity period of tickets for passengers who fulfill the requirement of a home regime and will not make any trips in public transport from March 28 to April 5.
Previously suspended student and school travel cards will be extended for a month or more from the date of the end of the high alert.
Sobyanin admits that in the current situation, many Muscovites will lose their jobs. Support measures will be developed to help them.
As a first step, a regional compensation payment to the unemployed is introduced. The total amount of unemployment benefits (scholarships) and a new payment will amount to 19,500 rubles per month.
The payment will be assigned automatically, without statements.
“The measures introduced today are absolutely necessary. But the effectiveness of these measures to curb the rate of spread of infection depends on the behavior of each of us.”
“Take care of yourself and your neighbors. Please stay at home,” Sergei Sobyanin concludes his appeal.
The Kremlin considers it justifiable that the Moscow authorities introduce a home regime of self-isolation for city residents and other new restrictions due to the coronavirus. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov confirmed this on Sunday evening to the TASS agency.
According to Interfax, the head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Andrei Klishas, said:
“Restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens, such as those announced by the mayor of Moscow, may be introduced by decision of the Federal Assembly and the president of the country.”
Commenting on the relevant decree of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the senator referred to Art. 55 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, according to which restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens are possible only by virtue of federal law and for constitutionally significant purposes. Thus, according to Interfax, Klishas concludes that “the introduction of such restrictions is the exclusive competence of the Federal Assembly and the President.”