Russia’s capital Moscow will be put under lockdown from March 30, city’s mayor announced on Sunday.

All residents of Moscow will largely be forbidden from leaving their homes and their movement in the city would subject to special permits, Sergey Sobyanin said in a statement.

However, exceptions are made for buying groceries, medicines, walking pets within 100 meters from home and disposing of litter, according to the statement.

A special control system will follow the movement of people, it added.

Meanwhile, Russian authorities on Sunday confirmed 270 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1,534.


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