Compulsory Covid-19 vaccines will be required for 60% of employees in Moscow’s services sector as cases continue to rise.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyainn urges people to get vaccinated in an attempt to control the hospital numbers and death rate in the city.
He stated, “We simply must do everything to carry out mass vaccinations in the shortest possible time and stop this terrible disease, stop the deaths of thousands of people,”.
The official national Covid-19 tally of Russia since the beginning of the pandemic currently stands at 5,249,990.
The national death toll stands at 127,576 which includes an additional 396 deaths that were linked to Covid-19.
According to the federal statistics agency, Russia has recorded 270,000 Covid-related deaths since April 2020 to April 2021.
With a Population of 12 million, Mr. Sobyainn stated that only 1.8 million residents have been vaccinated in Moscow.
Authorities have encouraged Russians to get their vaccines and even launched a mass campaign of free jabs back in December.
Sobyainn also announced that all Moscow residents who get their first Covid-19 jab will be automatically entered into a lottery to win a car.