Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Vysokinsky Calls Things Tense Yet Stable

6 April 2020 (09:32)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 6, 2020. A special-purpose HQ under Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuivashev was going to hold a meeting on April 3 in order discuss support of local economy and business during the pandemic, Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Vysokinsky said on air of Echo of Moscow Yekaterinburg.

‘Yesterday, the President provided some new input [during his public address — Ed.] that we now need to work with. The President authorized the constituency governors to deal with their local situations. We are meeting Governor Kuivashev this afternoon to get the final input; there’s nothing to worry about. If the President decides to extend [the non-work period — Ed.] through the end of April, then this is how things will stand,’ the Mayor said.

Mayor Vysokinsky also said the authorities and the medical community were having a hard time keeping the COVID-19 curve flat and it was imperative that it remained flat for as long as possible.

‘It’s vital to avoid a surge in the number of cases, as soon as this starts happening, more drastic measures will be in order,’ he said.

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