MOSCOW, May 31 (Sputnik) - Moscow's air ambulance units will be operating round the clock during the FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, the Moscow Mayor's office said on Thursday.
"Starting from June 1, air ambulance units... will begin working round the clock on a trial basis. The special schedule for Moscow's air medical services will be in place until July 15," the mayor's office said in a statement published on its official website.
According to the statement, ambulance aircraft could continue operating 24 hours a day after the tournament is over if necessary.
Moscow has a total of 31 helicopter landing platforms for three air ambulance units, which transport patients who have suffered a stroke or a heart attack or sustained serious injuries.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia between June 14 and July 15.
Moscow's Luzhniky and Spartak stadiums will host a total of 12 World Cup matches, including eight group-stage games, two round of 16 matches, a semi-final and the final.