April 29, 2020: the stay-at-home order
, which was announced on March 30 by Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been extended until May 12.
Use of all public recreation areas and facilities is prohibited. Taganrog and all the cities in Rostov Oblast are under lockdown: residents must stay indoors unless they are going out for essential needs such as to seek emergency medical care, to obtain food from the nearest shop, walk pets within 100 meters from home, take out the garbage or go to work. It is allowed to visit the relatives aged 65 and over, and to deliver them food and medical supplies. Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities have scaled down operations and received special permits from the local government for their employees allowing visiting work during the lockdown period.
As of April 29, 864 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Rostov Oblast region, and 59 persons have already recovered. 298 persons stay under regular medical supervision in the city of Taganrog. Eighteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Taganrog.
Taganrog Local Government has released several 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.