MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – The number of community-acquired pneumonia cases, the most severe sequela of coronavirus, dropped in Russia’s capital by 30% in the last week, according to a statement of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin published on his official website on Monday.

There is a steady decline for pneumonias; their number reduced from 706 to 493 cases a day, Sobyanin stated. 

The number of hospitalizations also decreased last week by 22%, from 753 to 587 cases per day. Therefore the number of people receiving treatment at hospitals reduced by 13%, up to 8,500, the Moscow Mayor said.

Moscow authorities began lifting the self-isolation regime introduced due to the outbreak of coronavirus on June 9. According to Sobyanin, Moscow residents, including those older than 65 and suffering from chronical deceases, were allowed to unrestrictedly leave their homes and move through the city. Moreover, hairdressing salons, beauty shops, photo studios, employment agencies resumed their work. Carshering restrictions were lifted. Cemetery visiting restrictions were canceled.

The next stage of the restrictions’ lift will begin on June 16 with the opening of libraries, realtor agencies, advertising and consulting services, summer terraces of cafes and restaurants. 

Fitness centers, swimming pools, kindergartens will reopen starting June 23.