The self-isolation index in Moscow fell to a record low
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The self-isolation index in Moscow fell to a record low

12 May , 17:49CityPhoto: АГН "Москва"
In connection with the beginning of the working week and the resumption of work of construction sites and industrial enterprises in Moscow, there were again more people on the streets of the capital than they had been during the past month and a half.

At the end of March, Yandex proposed to calculate a special index to assess the level of self-isolation by residents of large cities on a scale from 0 to 5. The higher this indicator, the better people observe self-isolation (from 0, when there are “a lot of people on the streets” to 5, when "everyone is sitting at home"). The index is calculated using anonymized data from Yandex applications.

Index 2,3 means that there are a lot of people on Moscow streets, and such a value in the capital was recorded for the first time after the introduction of the self-isolation regime. Among the cities of the Moscow Region closest to the capital, the highest self-isolation index was recorded in Zheleznodorozhny (2.9), the lowest - in Noginsk (1.8). At the same time, it is worth recalling that from today on, the mandatory “mask” and “glove” regimes have been introduced in public places in Moscow, and fines are provided for its violators.

If you look at the situation in Russian cities with a population of more than a million people, then similar problems with the regime of self-isolation are noted there. As of 12:30 Moscow time, a significant part of their residents was also outside the house. The highest index value at that time was observed in St. Petersburg - 1.9, the lowest - in Kazan, where the index is kept at 1.1.

During the restrictive measures taken in Russia in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, their support in the society significantly decreased from 62% to 47%. However, the majority of respondents agree with the view that the pandemic will not end until the end of May. In particular, already from April 17 to April 24, the share of those who considered it justified to introduce a access system, control travel around the city by transport, track violators and their movement in personal cars, fell from 39 to 28%. Fines for violators of restrictive measures are now supported by 27% of Russians instead of 38%.

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