Alexandra Shchepilova says it is
In Moscow, when compared to what we see in the media, the state of the coronavirus pandemic is quite different than in the rest of Europe, said Aleksandr Scepilov, who is from Montenegro and lives with his wife and children in Moscow.
“What I notice in our neighborhood (Communal Women) is that the number of people who 'circulate' has decreased, but not drastically. Also, I do not see a slight increase in the number of people wearing protective masks, although the people of Moscow still use them during the seasonal viruses, ”says Alexandra.
In Russia, which has a population of 146 million, yesterday by 3 pm, 367 people were officially registered as infected with the coronary virus and one death.
In the next month, it is planned to build a hospital in the Moscow area for 500 virus-infected coronas, which workers say is being built in three shifts, according to Deputy Mayor Andrei Bochkarev. At the construction site, 40 kilometers from the center of Moscow, Soviet-style posters were installed calling for workers to work as fast as they could.
Alexandra said that of the more drastic measures in the prevention of the wicked monster, only one has been taken – schools and colleges have been closed as of this Monday. Classes, she explains, will be organized only for younger school children, in groups of six to ten children.
“Kindergartens are still open from 7am to 7pm, which is logical given that parents work normally. It is a great circumstance that our jobs, kindergarten and school are very close to our apartment, which is a huge fortune in Moscow and we do not have to use public transport at all. I'm not sure I would dare to get on the subway in the circumstances, “Alexandra said.
Yesterday, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the Moscow metro would not be closed.
Cafes and restaurants are open in Moscow, he said, although recommendations to avoid places for larger gatherings are highlighted everywhere.
“As far as social distance is concerned, it seems to me that something in particular is not adhered to. What is more, there are surprisingly large numbers of older people in the shops, who do their usual shopping. ”
She points out that she happens to be missing protective masks and disinfectants, “but they are really trying to replenish their supplies quickly.”
“There is no panic among our acquaintances and colleagues, even of particular concern, I would say, and that is quite calming to us. I hope it does not turn out to have been a false 'pettiness' …, ”Alexandra said.
It was hysterically bought for two days, until buckwheat over the “Montenegrin connection”
Alexandra said that, at least in their neighborhood, the “hysterical” shopping lasted for literally two days. By the third day, the raffles are full and everything else except the famous buckwheat, which the Russians love very much, is on offer. Buckwheat is a staple food item in Russia and an integral part of state reserves.
“I have to admit that I followed their example and these are the only supplies I made, as my children adore buckwheat. It was enough for me to get a 'Montenegrin' connection, more precisely a 'Montenegrin sister-in-law' in one of the supermarkets, ”said Alexandra.