Coronavirus in Saint Petersburg today

As of may 14, 2020, 8,945 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection were recorded in Saint Petersburg. This is 0.20% of the total number of infected. Unfortunately, 69 people have already died in Saint Petersburg, with a mortality rate of 0.77%. 1,899 people were completely cured of the virus, and the recovery rate is 21.23%.

Control measure
High-alert mode was introduced by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov for city services and emergency prevention and response agencies:

  • From may 12 mandatory wearing of masks and gloves. Citizens are required to use personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) in public places, including retail outlets, public transport, including taxis.
  • Self-isolation continues until may 31 St. Petersburg residents as a way to stop the spread of the virus. An exception is made for life-support workers and medical professionals. Citizens can go out to shops, take out garbage, and walk Pets at a distance of no more than 100 meters from the house.
  • The need to keep a distance. The distance between people should be at least 1.5 meters, including in public places.
  • Distance learning. Kindergartens, schools and secondary vocational institutions are closed to students.
  • Special treatment for city services: decontamination of crowded places, special mode of operation of urban transport, regular disinfection of taxi cars, special mode of providing public services (only in electronic form).
  • Closure of public places: closure of swimming pools and fitness centers; closure of messes, cafes, restaurants (an exception is made for workers ' canteens and catering with home delivery, enterprise, or hotel rooms); the reduction in retail trade (continue pharmacies, gas stations, filling stations for electric vehicles, garages and shops. Grocery stores are open, and objects that sell non-food necessities are also still operating. Retail trade in seeds and fertilizers is also allowed); suspension of full-time services (exceptions are made for medical, rehabilitation, care and other services in the field of social services, transport services, hotel services, veterinary services, financial services-banking and insurance, housing and communal services, communication services, burial services).

Since may 12, the restriction has been lifted for the provision of dry cleaning and Laundry services, communication services, including postal, cellular, fixed-line, satellite communications, services to ensure the uninterrupted operation of telecommunications networks, data centers, services in the field of information technology, mass communications and mass media.

Сontinue to be valid:

  • the closure of parks, gardens and squares;
  • suspension of holiday homes, boarding houses and sanatoriums (until June 1, 2020);
  • ban on holding any mass events;
  • ban on visiting museums, exhibitions, theaters, cinemas, zoos and water parks, as well as entertainment and leisure facilities;
  • children's and sports grounds are banned;
  • prohibiting access to temples;
  • ban on visiting cemeteries;
  • car sharing is banned.

The Ministry of natural resources of Russia changes the principle of payments for garbage collection

The Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation intends to reform the method of calculating the payment for garbage collection — the cost of this service will depend on the actual volume of waste produced by citizens, and not on the standard set by regional authorities. So, the Ministry met the wishes of residents who complained about unreasonably high payments due to incorrectly calculated indicators by officials.

The decision to publish the article was made

In order to attract experts to the "Cata3Pult" project and to participate in the creation of a special issue of the popular magazine "Environment of Saint Petersburg", dedicated to the development of industrial symbiosis and the introduction of a closed-loop economy, KOSMOS LLC decided to publish an article on the implementation of the "Cata3Pult" project and the experience already gained in the first year of the project.

Materials are being prepared on available tools, examples and practices that contribute to creating favorable economic conditions for reducing waste generation, involving them in repeated economic turnover, and simulating the introduction and application of resource-saving technologies to protect the environment.

The approximate publication date of the magazine is July 2020. The magazine will be published in 2 languages: Russian and English.

Coronavirus makes us reconsider our attitude to various aspects and problems of our life

One of these issues is the emission of carbon dioxide and the fight against it.

In connection with the epidemic and the economic slowdown reduced demand for energy in the broadest sense, will suffer as oil and gas (we are already seeing) and renewable energy source (all signs of this are already emerging — forecasts expect a noticeable reduction of input of new capacities from RES pre-coronavirus plans).

As a result, first of all, RES supporters have an opportunity to create a most-favored-nation regime for "green" energy. Second, when the economic recovery begins, we need to replace the lost volumes of traditional energy sources with renewable sources. That is, to capture market share in the "interspecies" struggle (RES against fossil fuels).

News partner of the project

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - one of the partners of the project Cata3Pult, attracted a new specialist to participate in the project.
Antti Tohka - member of the steering group, director of innovation Clean and Sustainable Solutions.