Moscow offers free cars to encourage the citizens get COVID vaccine

Moscow offers free cars to encourage the citizens get COVID vaccine

The Mayor of Moscow said on Sunday that residents who receive the COVID-19 shOn Sunday, Russian capital Moscow recorded 7,704 new infections, the biggest number since Dec. 24.ot will be entered in a prize draw, to speed up the slow pace of vaccinations, as officials introduced curbs to halt an outbreak of Coronavirus.

 The Russian capital reported 7,704 new infections on Sunday, the most in a single day since Dec. 24. Authorities confirmed 14,723 cases nationwide, the largest one-day total since Feb. 13.

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that anyone over 18 who receives the first of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine from June 14 until July 11 will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a car.

Every week, he said, five cars worth 1 million roubles ($13,900) each would be given away.

Sobyanin has publicly expressed regret over how few residents have chosen to receive  the vaccine. According to the mayor, 1.3 million of a population of more than 12 million have received the shot, but no new figures were offered Sunday.

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