The Moscow authorities from Monday, July 19, will cancel the QR-code system in the capital’s cafes and restaurants. This was announced by the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin during a speech at the presidium of the Coordination Council for the fight against coronavirus, which is broadcast live on Youtube “Russia 24”.
The mayor noted that the situation with the coronavirus in the city continues to be difficult, but the main indicators have been improving for the fourth week. At the same time, the abolition of QR codes in Moscow does not mean the termination of all epidemiological requirements, he stressed.
The system, according to which entrance to restaurants is possible only by a QR code confirming vaccination against coronavirus, was introduced in Moscow on June 28. It was reported that townspeople who have recovered from illness in the past six months and those who have a negative PCR test, the validity of which does not exceed three days, can also visit the institutions. At the same time, summer verandas could be visited without QR codes.
Sobyanin noted that the QR-code system has fulfilled its task and thanked the Muscovites.