MOSCOW, April 9 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – A St. Petersburg resident seeks in court to overturn an order of Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor on mandating citizens arriving to the country from abroad to be isolated for medical observation, RAPSI has learnt in the United press service of St. Petersburg courts.

It is the first such claim to the authority, according to a press service official.

Claimant Georgy Obraztsov states that he arrived from Switzerland to Moscow and later travelled to St. Petersburg this March, but underwent no medical examination and was given no recommendation to stay at home. When visiting a governmental office to extend his foreign passport, he was contacted by the police, who then convoyed him to an isolation and observatory medical establishment.

The man argues that he was not duly informed on measures aimed at protection from the spreading of the infection disease he needed to undertake.

He asks for permission to be self-isolated at home as he feels unsafe surrounded by potentially infected persons in the medical establishment.