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Moscow mayor orders firms to send 30% of staff to remote-work as COVID-19 cases surge

MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Mayor of Mosow Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday that the infection rate in the city had become very dangerous, with the number of new cases rising by around 2,000 per day, and ordered employers to transfer at least 30% of staff to remote work.

Writing on his blog, Sobyanin said the rate of hospitalisation of people with COVID-19 was also rising, by around 5,000 per week. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Alison Williams)

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