Taxis and hotel rooms to doctors will be paid by Moscow authorities
The capital remains the center of coronavirus spread in Russia and the Moscow authorities declare their additional measures to help doctors who fight this infection. In particular, the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin signed a resolution on payment for the accommodation of such doctors in hotels of the city.
Also, the city budget will pay physicians to travel by taxi to and from work, Interfax reports. Doctors began to resettle in hotels as early as April 12 to reduce their contacts with families and protect relatives from the risk of contracting infection. As a result, more than 500 doctors moved to hotels. In total, about 20 Moscow hotels and four to five taxi services are planned to be involved into the temporary settlement scheme. If it's possible, doctors are placed in hotels as close as possible to the hospitals where they work. In total, COVID-19 patients in Moscow are treated in 36 medical institutions.
The Moscow Department of Transport also announced that it has allocated 18 buses that will be transported to the homes of people discharged from hospitals after being treated for coronavirus. If necessary, the authorities promised to provide additional machines for this. Also, four tourist buses will be transported to work by doctors.
Many Moscow doctors themselves contracted coronavirus. In particular, the head physician of the hospital in Kommunarka, Denis Protsenko. Recently he announced that he recovered, - said the agency RIA "Novosti". Over the last day in Moscow 1370 new cases of coronavirus were detected - this is the first decrease in the increase in the incidence in the capital since April 11, but the total number of patients with coronavirus in Moscow reached 16,146 people .
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Russia increased to 27 938, during the day it increased by 3448 people. In total, 232 people died from coronavirus in the country, including 34 - over the last day, which was the highest number since the beginning of the epidemic, RBC reports.