July 12, 2021: Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev signed a regulation on the rollback of some COVID-19 restrictions. For this reason mass events in public places have been suspended effective today, except for electoral campaigning (events up to 100 people).
A ban on sports activities with spectators has been reintroduced. The only exception was made for Rostov Arena stadium (up to 50 per cent of the maximum capacity). All entertainment units in malls are to be closed, apart from waterparks and cinemas. Limits have been placed on the number of visitors for swimming pools, waterparks, and fitness centres. The limit for public catering is now no more than four people per table, except for family members.
Employers are recommended to transfer their employees aged 65 and above to remote work. At least 30 per cent of the employees must be moved to remote working.
Earlier regional Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage) had urged Governor Vasily Golubev to roll back some COVID-19 restrictions because of the third wave of COVID-19. The chief sanitary inspector of Rostov Oblast Yevgeny Kovalyov had stated that the morbidity rate had returned to the figures of October 2020 when the second wave had been declared.
As of July 12, 102409 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Rostov Oblast, and 91610 persons have already recovered.