A new maximum of coronavirus infection per day has been set in Russia – 34,325, during the same period, 998 deaths from Covid-19 were confirmed, according to the operational headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus infection. The record for cases is updated for the fourth day in a row.
According to the headquarters, 2,821 cases of the disease (8.2%) were not accompanied by clinical manifestations, that is, they were asymptomatic.
The day before, on October 17, 34,303 cases were recorded and 997 deaths were confirmed.
The total number of cases for the entire time of the pandemic exceeded 8 million – 8,027,012, 224,310 cases died.
As before, the largest number of new cases of Covid-19 per day was detected in Moscow – 6 823, St. Petersburg – 3 097, Moscow region – 2 768. Moscow and St. Petersburg are also leading in deaths (69 and 67, respectively), in third place is the Krasnodar Territory , 38 people died there.
Thousand fake certificates
Roszdravnadzor, together with the police, identified fraudsters who sold fake vaccination certificates against Covid-19 in the Moscow region and entered the data of about a thousand people on State Services, a case was opened, RIA Novosti reports.
The territorial body of Roszdravnadzor in Moscow and the Moscow region, together with the employees of the Directorate of Economic Biology and Corruption and the Criminal Investigation Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Moscow Region and the investigation department for the city of Elektrostal of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Moscow Region, identified an organized criminal group that, for a monetary reward, introduced fictitious information about the vaccination of citizens in the Unified portal of state services “, – the agency quotes the message of Roszdravnadzor.
According to the department, the criminal group consisted of two medical workers who entered information about the fake vaccination of citizens into the state registration system and six intermediaries who were on the Internet who wanted to receive a certificate without vaccination. Their services were used by at least a thousand people.
The participants in the scam were detained, and a criminal case was initiated for “attracting a bribe”, “illegal influence on the critical information infrastructure” and “forgery of documents.” The circle of persons who received fake certificates is being established.
“It was also established that representatives of medical institutions of the Moscow region were involved in the activities of the criminal group,” the message says.
Relief for foreigners
Russia is lifting the “antique” ban on entry for relatives of foreigners living in the country, the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry reports in its telegram-consular department.
The relaxation also applies to stateless persons who have a residence permit in Russia.
“Spouses, parents, children, brothers and sisters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandchildren, adopted children, guardians and trustees are among the family members,” the consular department said in a statement.
“We note that before the amendments are made to enter the Russian Russian citizens, have only family members of Russian citizens,” the Foreign Ministry said.