All the bans and restrictions remain in force until May 11.
St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has signed a directive to extend all the restrictions and bans introduced to contain the COVID-19 outbreak till May 11, a spokesperson for the city government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Distant learning at schools and vocational educational establishments will continue till May 22. It is recommended to end the school year on May 22.
City residents over 65 years of age are allowed to go to their country houses during the holiday period on May 1-11. All city residents are advised to wear protective masks in public places.
The St. Petersburg healthcare system is experiencing an immense pressure, Vice Governor Eduard Ergashev said speaking in the St. Petersburg against COVID-19 programme on Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
In addition to the Botkin Hospital and the Filatov Hospital, 12 clinics are now functioning as infectious decease hospitals, he explained.
As Saint-Petersburg TV Channel reported earlier, one of the pavilions of the Lenexpo exhibition complex is being converted into a hospital for COVID-19 patients, and the other pavilions could be turned into hospitals, too.