Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment Russian wedding guests are sprayed with disinfectant as they arrive at the reception venue.
The incident was filmed at the Greece Restaurant in the city of Kaspiysk in the south-western Russian republic of Dagestan on 27th March and the footage has been widely shared on Instagram.
In the footage, two workers in face masks and white overalls are seen dousing guests with a sanitary spray as they enter the restaurant.
One worker sprays the guests’ clothes as the other uses sanitizer for their hands.
According to local media, the wedding guests were family members only, and children and relatives over 65 years old were asked to stay away.
Many guests reportedly arrived at the restaurant to hand gifts over to the bride and groom before leaving shortly afterwards.
A spokesperson for the Greece Restaurant said that the rooms were disinfected earlier in the day.
Reports said that two workers at the entrance then disinfected arriving guests with one using chlorhexidine and the other a hand sanitizer.
The restaurant closed its doors on 30th March as further measures were introduced in Russia to curb the spread of COVID-19, including placing the capital Moscow on full lockdown.
As of 30th March, Russia has reported 1,534 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, 64 people have made full recoveries.
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