Russian Megacities’ Residents Don’t Need Non-Working Days for Self-Isolation

The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, announced June 15-19 as paid non-working days due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the city. Experts from the SuperJob job search service asked residents of other Russian cities with a population of over one million if they needed such support measures. It turned out that there are more opponents of such an idea than supporters of it.  

The number of cases of coronavirus in Moscow has risen sharply, and the mayor of the city, Sergei Sobyanin, announced June 15-19 as paid days off. Residents of other Russian megalopolises did not consider it necessary to introduce such measures in their cities. Most of those who do not see the need for such restrictions live in Chelyabinsk (49 per cent of the population oppose the idea there), Novosibirsk (48 per cent), St. Petersburg (47 per cent), Krasnoyarsk (44 per cent), and Rostov-on-Don ( 43 per cent).

Those who consider it necessary to declare non-working days following Moscow are mostly the residents of Yekaterinburg which turned out to be the only city with a population of over one million where there are more supporters of such measures than its opponents (41 per cent versus 35 per cent). Also, a large number of respondents supporting this idea of ​​the government live in Volgograd (37 per cent), Nizhny Novgorod (37 per cent), Chelyabinsk (37 per cent), and Samara (36 per cent).

Ru-Main, 18.06.2021 

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