//Russia holds large-scale music concerts amid second wave of pandemic

Russia holds large-scale music concerts amid second wave of pandemic

The chairman of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg, Konstantin Sukhenko, was reprimanded for improper coordination of the work of cultural organizations to ensure compliance with sanitary measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
The official was reprimanded after the head of Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Federal Agency for Health and Consumer Rights), Anna Popova, criticized the authorities of St. Petersburg for holding a music concert of rapper Basta. The rapper played two concerts at the “Ice Palace” sports complex of St. Petersburg, which had the attended of over 12,000 viewers in total. 
The videos from the concert shows people standing at the concert without any social distancing, many were not wearing face masks. It was also reported that many viewers stood up from the seats and moved freely in the hall, having thus congregating into a crowd.