April 13, 2020: according to the latest information from Taganrog Health Department, the epidemiological situation in Taganrog as of April 11, 2020 is assessed as stable. 78 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Rostov Oblast region. 120 persons stay under regular medical supervision in the city of Taganrog. No confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Taganrog.
April 10, 2020 Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev came to the city of Taganrog on a visit. As part of the working trip governor attended Taganrog COVID-19 crisis center. The citywide toll-free 24-hour hotline 8 800-201-33-40 has been receiving about 250 calls per day.
Vasily Golubev also visited the contagious isolation ward of the Municipal budgetary healthcare institution "Municipal emergency care hospital". It underwent routine maintenance in 2017 and starting April 24, 2020 it will be converted to COVID-19 isolation ward. The patient capacity of this department will be increased from 30 to 100. Patients from Taganrog, and also five neighboring areas - Neklinovsky, Matveevo-Kurgansky, Kuibyshev, Myasnikovsky and Rodionovo-Nesvetaysky may be received here. It was also decided to use 70 million rubles from the federal funds for this hospital and 9 million rubles from municipal reserve fund for refurbishments, repairs, transport swabs with CVTR mediums, disinfecting agents and protective gear for medical personnel.
On April 11 Rostov Oblast's General Commissioner for Food Safety, Disease Control and Prevention prohibited all religious practices and services with participation of people in order to slow the spread of the novel conoravirus (COVID-19). The Rostov Region Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) ordered the use of Internet and television communications. Metropolitan Archbishop of Rostov Merkuriy released a guidance note blessing to obey the orders of Rostov Oblast's General Commissioner.
Taganrog Local Government has released public announcements urging residents to stay home with family members to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable in this community, and to consider social distancing of at least 1.5 meters/5 feet.