October 15, 2020: following Novocherkassk, Volgodonsk and Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog became the fourth city in Rostov Oblast to reintroduce COVID-19 measures. Last night, Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev announced a stay-at-home order for all residents above 65 years of age, as cases of the coronavirus rise nationwide. The order will be in effect until further notice.
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.
Sporting and cultural events have been postponed until further notice. Nightclubs and discos are closed too. The opening hours of catering services are limited by 10PM. Monitoring of educational and cultural institutions as well as medical facilities will be strengthened.
Taganrog City Manager Andrey Lisitsky posted on his Facebook page: "Medics in the Taganrog-based COVID-19 hospital, doctors and ambulance staff do their best to save the lives of our residents. Please wear face masks and maintain social distancing! Let's take care after each other!"
As of October 15, 25736 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Rostov Oblast region, and 20576 persons have already recovered. Over 500 people stay under regular medical supervision in the city of Taganrog.