With life gradually returning to normal in Moscow, in light of the easing of measures to combat the Corona virus, a Russian official estimated the number of residents of the Russian capital who are still working remotely.
Vladimir Yefimov, Moscow’s deputy mayor for economic policy, property and land relations, said that about a million residents of the city are still working remotely.
The Russian official stressed that the capital, Moscow, will return to normal life in the coming months, indicating the capital’s victory over the Corona crisis, which changed all aspects of human life and imposed a new reality.
Yefimov told “Russia 24” channel today, Monday: “We see that there is a gradual return of employees to the offices (in Moscow), the number of those working remotely does not exceed one million people.”
He noted that the Moscow authorities notice an increase in traffic and an increase in people who go to work as usual.
The official added that during the period of severe restrictions imposed in the spring to combat the Corona virus, up to 3.5 million people worked remotely in Moscow, while during the autumn restrictions the number was 1.5 – 1.8 million.
As of today (February 8, 2021), the distance education system for universities and institutes has been stopped, which was imposed to combat the Corona virus, but the Moscow authorities left the choice of the date of returning education to the normal system to the departments of educational institutions themselves.