Novak announced that Russia does not see the need for urgent measures in the oil market – Economy and business
MOSCOW, November 29. / TASS /. Russia currently does not see the need for urgent action on the oil market due to a new strain of coronavirus. OPEC + partners also did not contact the Russian Federation on the need for urgent measures in the market, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on the sidelines of the Russian-Chinese business forum.
“There is no need to monitor and watch,” he said.
The next OPEC + ministerial meeting is still scheduled for December 2, Novak added.
“Is always [появление новых штаммов] Soviet market assessments. We need to watch how the situation will develop now, we must monitor carefully. And how will this affect demand “, Prime Minister.
The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the B.1.1.529 strain of coronavirus found in southern Africa with the Greek letter omicron. The WHO said in a statement that the species “has a large number of mutations, a number of concerns.” Several changes in the spike protein at once check the functioning of the system for neutralizing the pathogen with antibodies, which may affect the effectiveness of vaccines. In addition, according to preliminary data, the strain has a preliminary ability to spread.