He said this during a live broadcast of the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov.

The corresponding video was published on the page of the head of the city in "VKontakte".

“At present, the situation in St. Petersburg remains difficult, but controlled,” Sitov said.

He noted that the authorities hope that the period of non-working days from October 30 to November 7 has made it possible to effectively break most of the epidemic chains and reduce the transmission of infection.

“If a sufficient number of citizens in the near future, before December 1, are vaccinated, receive the first or second component of the vaccine, then when the rigid system of QR codes starts working, collective immunity will already be developed, the territory where access will be provided only by QR codes. it will indeed be safe to visit and by the New Year we will not have to introduce any additional restrictions.

We are counting on this very much, ”Sitov added.

Earlier, in St. Petersburg, they introduced mandatory vaccination against coronavirus for citizens over 60 years old and people with chronic diseases.

Rospotrebnadzor informed that non-working residents aged 60 and over who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus and have not received a QR code will restrict access to public catering and a number of services.