Moscow to install electronic system to monitor quarantine violations

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MOSCOW, March 30 (Xinhua) — Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Monday the capital city will install electronic systems by the end of this week to prevent quarantine violations.

“I hope that by the end of the week we will have information systems that will allow us to almost completely control the movement of residents and prevent quarantine violations,” Sobyanin said.

“We are also waiting for the adoption of a federal law that will allow us to work more actively on this issue,” he said at a meeting of the coronavirus response coordination council.

The entire Moscow region introduced mandatory self-isolation for all residents on Monday.

Moscow is the worst hit part of the country by the novel coronavirus, with 212 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 1,226 in the Russian capital, out of 1,836 cases in the whole country.

Sobyanin said on his website on Sunday that in the coming days residents will be allowed to leave their homes with a special pass.

Moscow has been actively installing facial recognition systems at metro stations and other public places over the last few years.

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