Keep working from home, Muscovites told

Andrey Ostroukh
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A remote working period for businesses in Moscow will be extended until November 29, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin says, and online learning for secondary school students will continue until November 8.

"There is no need to introduce new restrictions today," Sobyanin said in a post on his website on Wednesday.

"But at the same time, it is premature to soften existing restrictions, as they could lead to destabilisation of the situation."

Russia on Wednesday said it would send army medics to a region in the Urals hit by a surge in COVID-19 cases after doctors there made a public plea to President Vladimir Putin for help.