SIMFEROPOL, February 27 – RIA Novosti. The current restrictions due to COVID-19 in Sevastopol were extended until the end of March, an exception will be made for two concerts, which will take place on March 8 and 18, the press service of the regional government said.
This decision was made on Saturday at a meeting of the operational headquarters, chaired by Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev. “The restrictions on COVID-19 in Sevastopol have been extended until the end of March,” the government's portal said.
An exception was made for mass events on International Women's Day and the anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. On March 8, a concert will take place on the main square, and on March 18, Sevastopol residents will celebrate the seventh anniversary of reunification with Russia on Nakhimov Square.
The city will have a high alert regime and all previously introduced restrictive measures, including a mandatory mask regime. Indoor sporting events are permitted with a maximum occupancy rate of 50%, and the half-seating rule applies in theaters and cinemas.
At the moment, the epidemiological situation in Sevastopol has improved, the free bed capacity is 48%, the authorities said. Hospitals that were previously involved in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 are returning to their core work. Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Sevastopol residents started on February 8.