His words are quoted by the press service of the St. Petersburg administration.

“The situation with the spread of coronavirus is not easy, but controlled,” Beglov said.

He added that in St. Petersburg there is a reserve of 2.5 thousand beds for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Earlier in St. Petersburg, new restrictions began to operate, introduced against the backdrop of an increase in the incidence of coronavirus.

The Nevskie Novosti portal reported that 31,264 COVID-19 tests were carried out in St. Petersburg in the last 24 hours.