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RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

July 21, 2021

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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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RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

July 21, 2021

Local news

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It is popular to grow vegetables in an eco-house called a dacha and enjoy the eco-friendly slow life of summer. The photo is a black currant from a dacha!
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RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

July 21, 2021

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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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)

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ITALY
Napoli

July 11, 2021

Tonia

tour guide

Zenzero

Local news

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Maritozzo seems to be booming in Japan in recent years, and that is also the news in Italy.
It's a fashionable presentation at a trendy cafe, it's in a plastic container at a supermarket, it's frozen, and Maritozzo is written everywhere in Japan !! I think it's nice and strange to hear that sober guys like eating for breakfast are popular.

The name Maritozzo is made up of Marito (husband) + ozzo (suffix that gives a funny tone), and it is said that it was given to a woman who was loved by a man once in a while.

Italy is a country where the food you eat changes depending on the region. Maritozzo is a traditional Roman dessert, so it's hard to see it in Naples. Meanwhile, I finally met at a cafe in the Vomero area.

The brioche was moderately moist and the cream was light and delicious.
There are various versions of fruit, pistachios, chocolate cream, etc. in the show window. The upper row is Maritozzo ⁉︎ of Cornet (Italian croissant)

When you come to Naples, compare it to Maritozzo in Japan and in Rome.

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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.

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Latest COVID-19 conditions

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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.

RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

June 25, 2021

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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.

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RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

June 25, 2021

Local news

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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.

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RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg

June 25, 2021

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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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.

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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.

Current situation in Russia, Moscow and Local news. #1

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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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.

GEORGIA
Tbilisi

May 31, 2021

Keti

Product Manager

Georgian DMC LLC

Latest COVID-19 conditions

Georgia started vaccination on March 15 after the 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Tbilisi with the help of UNICEF. Later the country received additional 29,250 doses of Pfizer vaccine.
Mass Covid-19 immunization is expected to start in Georgia in July
New websites will be launched for citizens to be registered for vaccination.
Georgia received 43,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on March 13, while the vaccination of health workers started on March 15 throughout the country.
So far more than 4,048 health workers have been innoculated against Covid-19 in the country with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In addition 29,250 doses of the US-German Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine entered Georgia on March 24.
Starting March 25, people over 65 years of age are allowed to register for the Covid-19 vaccination in Georgia and make a choice between Pfizer and British AstraZeneca vaccines.