Russia has had record heat that has never been seen before. When the sun was strong, people disappeared from the sidewalk on the Hinata side of Nevsky Prospekt. However, the bustle of tourists enjoying the short summer and midnight sun is back.
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The city of St. Petersburg, Russia, continues to have pleasant sunny days and is crowded with tourists from within Russia!
As of July 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 507,507 people infected in St. Petersburg (+1934 from yesterday)
18,424 dead (+98 from yesterday)
(From Yandex statistics)
As the outbreak is re-spreading in Moscow and the number of new cases is increasing, Mayor Sobyanin announced new restrictions in mid-June. From June 28th, you will be required to show your QR code when you enter a restaurant in Moscow. Those who do not have a QR code cannot enter the restaurant.
Those who can get a QR code:
--People who have completed two Russian vaccinations
--People who have a history of infection within half a year
--People who have been tested negative by PCR within 3 days
You will need to fill out a special form on the Moscow Government Services Portal to receive the QR code. According to the restaurant industry, revenue has dropped to 75%, so we have decided that it is not necessary to show the QR code when using the terrace seats of restaurants. Many Moscow people now have a nice summer time eating on the terrace.
July 8, 2021, Moscow City:
Number of infected persons-1 411 491 (+6040)
Deaths-23 328 (+109)
Number of recoverers-1 207 500 (+6805)
Since mid-June, the spread of the new coronavirus has continued in Moscow, and the number of hospitalized people is 180663, which is a high level.
One of the pleasures of this season is to board a sightseeing boat on a drawbridge tour that goes up in the middle of the night.
In search of coolness from this heat, many people are gathering to watch the situation on the land around the Neva River.
On the boat, there are party boats with elaborate tastes such as bandmen on board and DJs excited, and Neva Kawakami is also very lively.
There you can see Russians trying hard to enjoy the short summer.
From mid-June, when the midnight sun is at its peak, the city of St. Petersburg has been experiencing record heat, exceeding 30 degrees Celsius every day.
Although coolers are installed in offices and restaurants, there are many cases where there is no air conditioner in ordinary people's houses, and people who are not good at hot weather are a little late in the summer.
On the other hand, the pictures of the beautiful midnight sun sunset, which is unique to this fine weather, decorate SNS every day and fascinate people.
St. Petersburg, Russia As of June 24 (Yandex statistics survey)
Number of infected people 461701 (+1143 compared to the previous day)
Death toll 15695 (+99 from the previous day)
The number of newly infected people is gradually increasing.
Along with this, the city government announced measures to prevent the spread of infection again (implemented after June 17).
The main ones are 1. Food court business prohibited (excluding home delivery / take-out services, stores at stations / airports / gas stations, etc.)
2. 2. Business prohibition of restaurants from 2:00 am to 6:00 am 3. Business ban on indoor amusement facilities (excluding aquariums, aqua parks, libraries, and gyms)
4. The number of spectators in the movie theater is limited to 50% of the capacity. For indoor and outdoor events, the upper limit of the number of participants is limited to 3000.
It has also affected the European Football Championship (UEFA EURO2020), which kicked off on June 11, banning the sale of food in the fan zone.
EURO 2020 will be held from June 11th. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be held in 2020, but it was postponed to 2021 due to the influence of the new coronavirus. EURO 2020 will be distributed in 12 countries. Russia is also in that country. The seven games will be played in St. Petersburg, but a fan zone will be set up at the Luzhniki Sports Arena in Moscow, with a large screen for live soccer games. Admission is free, but admission is restricted, so prior registration is required on the EURO 2020 official website. Many Russians like soccer so they are looking forward to watching the game.
June 10, 2021, Moscow City:
Number of infected persons-1 214 459 (+5245)
Deaths-20 711 (+63)
Number of recoverers-1 084 914 (+2671)
There are no major changes in the coronavirus situation in Moscow. The restrictions on the new corona remain the same, but as the number of infected people increases this week, the Moscow government has announced that it will strengthen its measures against the coronavirus.
May 27th is the anniversary of the city of St. Petersburg.
Along with that, the 29th "Midnight Sun Stars" music festival will begin at the three Mariinsky Theaters.
It will be difficult to accept tourists from overseas, but many people go on domestic trips accordingly.
In fact, even last summer, Nevsky Prospekt was as crowded as usual, just because I couldn't hear foreign languages.
According to a friend, the Mariinsky concert hall I went to the other day was full.
Due to the small number of tourists, it may be easier for locals to get tickets.
It is around this time that I hear many people saying that they are looking forward to the music festival.
Many elementary, junior high and high schools have already entered summer vacation, and the city has begun preparations for the summer tourist season.
Speaking of the tradition of this period, the installation of terrace seats in cafes and restaurants.
And the beautiful planting of plants that accompanies it.
I am glad that the plants are giving more vitality to the beauty of the city.
The temperature is not stable yet, and the weather is changeable, but you can feel the uplifting feeling of the midnight sun.