“We will not hold mass events this year on Palace Square directly on New Year's Eve, which sometimes gathered up to 1.5 million people on Nevsky Prospekt, on Palace Square.

In this regard, we did not apply separately to the transport committee regarding the round-the-clock operation of the subway, ”RIA Novosti quotes the words of the acting chairman of the city committee for culture Fyodor Boltin.

He noted that public transport on New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg will work according to the weekend schedule.

Earlier, the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov spoke about the situation with coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the city.