December 25, 2020: last night, Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev announced new restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as cases of the coronavirus rise nationwide and across the region. The order will be in effect until further notice. All public catering establishments in hotels may operate only from 7AM to 10PM. The restriction does not apply to snack bars at the airports, gas stations or train stations.
Operation of indoor water parks is now prohibited. Special requirements, including a negative COVID-19 test, apply to New Year parties and other events. New Year's corporate parties are prohibited.
Residents of Taganrog above 65 years of age 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 or take out the garbage. Rising coronavirus numbers prompted the authorities to urge companies to increase the number of people working remotely.
Law enforcement authorities and Taganrog Local Government officials have been conducting inspections at food markets and public sites for respecting anti-COVID measures, in particular wearing face masks.
As of December 25, 49318 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Rostov Oblast region, and 40098 persons have already recovered. 1370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the city of Taganrog.