The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova assessed the possibility of introducing a lockdown in Russia. In her opinion, at the moment there are no grounds for any restrictions. It is reported by RIA News…
On Wednesday, 22, the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko also spoke about the need to tighten coronavirus restrictions or introduce a lockdown in the country. According to her, there are no grounds for any measures.
The Kremlin also reported that no decisions have yet been made on the introduction of further restrictions or a new lockdown in Russia due to the situation with the spread of COVID-19.
At the same time, Anna Popova stated that an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 is observed in 36 regions of Russia. According to her, it is observed for the first time in eight weeks. “Growth is intense. – said Popova. At the same time, 95 percent of patients in Russia are infected with the “delta” strain of coronavirus.
At the same time, more than 21 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the country for two days in a row. The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic was 7,376,374. In addition, on September 24, the country broke the daily record for deaths of patients with COVID-19.
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On the same day, restrictions due to the epidemiological situation with COVID-19 were tightened in the Saratov region. From Monday, September 27th, food courts and entertainment rooms in the area’s shopping malls will be closed. In Saratov, all schools will switch to distance learning by October 11. Also, from September 22, schoolchildren from Orenburg were transferred to distance learning, except for primary school students and graduates.
QR codes for visiting, sporting events, cultural institutions and catering establishments. Governor of the region Dmitry Makhonin believes that this measure, in particular, will reduce the number of infected people with healthy people, encourage institutions to vaccinate employees and encourage vaccinated citizens to get vaccinated.
In some regions, distance learning students are associated not only with coronavirus, but also with ARVI.
State Duma deputy, former chief sanitary doctor of the country Gennady Onishchenko, in an interview with Lenta.ru, explained the increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Russia as natural, as the incidence begins to rise in the fall. He believes that vaccination of the population will help improve the situation.
Honored Doctor of Russia Mikhail Kagan shares the opinion of Onishchenko. He admits that the further development of the epidemiological situation in the country largely depends on the behavior of the population, how quickly people will be vaccinated, how massively they will wear masks.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced on September 22 that almost 40 million citizens have passed the full cycle of vaccination against COVID-19 in the country, the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine has been confirmed by great observation.
At the same time, according to her, today the country already has a fairly high proportion of Russians with immunity to COVID-19. Popova noted that there is a vaccine in the country and “we are moving towards the coveted figures,” but now there is a need for twice as many citizens with immunity.
Anna Popova also said that there is a unique situation with seasonal flu in Russia. The first infections in the country were detected at the end of July, group cases of morbidity were recorded in August as well.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor also warned that this year the influenza risk group includes people who have had COVID-19, so they should be vaccinated first. According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Health Oleg Gridnev, it is recommended to take a break of one month between vaccinations against influenza and coronavirus.
However, as the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko announced, preclinical studies have already begun in Russia on the possibility of starting the simultaneous administration of vaccines against influenza and COVID-19 while they operate on animals.
According to a researcher at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, leading biologist, virologist Maxim Skulachev, the greatest increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in the near future may occur in regions where there is no sufficient level of herd immunity. According to him, the preconditions for a new wave already exist, but not in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but in other regions. In the capitals, there is a very large number of people who have been ill and a large number of vaccinated, so it is more difficult for the virus to spread, the specialist noted.