March 31, 2020: last night, Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev announced a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as cases of the coronavirus rise nationwide. The order will be in effect until further notice.
Residents of Taganrog 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. Earlier on March 27 Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the week from March 28 to April 5 a nationwide paid holiday to encourage people to stay home and slow the spread of the virus. Most residents of Taganrog and the region followed the suggestion to stay home
, but the now this is an order.
The document also envisages additional hygienic and preventive measures, as well as measures aimed at ensuring uninterrupted operation of essential utilities and services.
As of March 30 no cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Taganrog. 356 residents stay under regular medical supervision. Citywide toll-free 24-hour hotline has been set up: 8 800-201-33-40.