She noted that, according to epidemiologists, the incubation period of the delta coronavirus strain is up to five days, so the separation of contacts for 11 days will cover two such periods.

“A period has been specially chosen for the epidemic, which many Russians associate with the opportunity to relax and take a break ... This period is traditionally not associated with shopping, restaurants and noisy meetings.

At the same time, according to the observation of epidemiologists, the incubation period of the delta strain is up to five days, so the separation of contacts for 11 days will cover two such periods, "RIA Novosti quotes her.

Rakova noted that this period should help the city fight the virus.

At the same time, she stressed that the effect of the epidemic will depend on the responsible behavior of the townspeople.

Earlier it was reported that non-working days will be introduced in Moscow from October 28 to November 7 inclusive.

Public catering and shopping centers are also suspended in the capital these days.

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