Moscow to introduce passes for travel around the city during lockdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Friday that the city would begin to gradually introduce a system of passes next week to monitor and regulate residents' movements during a partial lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters April 11, 2020 00:14:39 IST
Moscow to introduce passes for travel around the city during lockdown

Moscow to introduce passes for travel around the city during lockdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Friday that the city would begin to gradually introduce a system of passes next week to monitor and regulate residents' movements during a partial lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus .

Speaking on a state television channel, Sobyanin said that the passes would be introduced in stages. The first would focus on creating permits for those travelling to work.

(Reporting by Maria Grabar and Tom Balmforth; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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