Some restrictions to be taken off on May 12
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The republic authorities plan to gradually relax the restrictive measures introduced earlier to prevent the spread of coronavirus from May 12.
On Wednesday, May 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed regional leaders to prepare plans to exit the restrictions regime in the coming days. “After May 12, we will gradually remove restrictions based on the specifics of the territory and data on the number of cases,” says the head of Yakutia.
Aisen Nikolaev notes that, taking into account the size of the republic, the authorities divided the territory into four conditional groups, depending on the location and situation with the coronavirus. The first group includes the Arctic and other inaccessible settlements, where some of the restrictive measures have been loosed before. The second group includes rural areas that are remote from major cities and transport hubs and have no cases of coronavirus infection. The authorities of Yakutia will gradually loose the regime in such settlements. The third group includes such large cities as Mirny, Neryungri, Yakutsk, that will have a lot of restrictions remained, including a mask regime, and not working catering facilities, beauty salons and the entertainment industry.
“I regularly meet with representatives of the business community. We are discussing what enterprises we can open. First, we plan to allow the work of ateliers, dry cleaners, then shops in residential buildings with separate entrances and subject to all protective measures,” adds Aisen Nikolaev.
The fourth group includes territories with the quarantine introduced. This is the city of Aldan with the adjacent village of Leninsky, the Chayandinskoye field and another shift camp in the Suntarsky district, where foci of coronavirus have been identified. There, the restrictive regime will not be loosed yet.