Golikova recommended that the vaccinated take a PCR test upon return to the Russian Federation

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On May 2, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova explained why citizens who have been vaccinated against coronavirus need to take tests for COVID-19 upon returning from abroad.

“For now, do not neglect PCR testing. So far, we have not accumulated such a volume of information so that we can clearly say that if you are vaccinated, you are absolutely not dangerous to anyone, “she said on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel.

On the same day, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that the epidemiological situation in the country remains tense. According to him, over 300 thousand patients with COVID-19 are under the supervision of doctors. May holidays were extended as a non-working period in order to break the chain of transmission of the disease. According to Murashko, for the formation of herd immunity, about 69.8 million Russians need to be vaccinated.

Natalya Pshenichnaya, deputy director for clinical and analytical work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, said on Saturday that the daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases will be zero when population immunity is formed in Russia at the level of 60-70%.

At the end of April, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that immunity to coronavirus after vaccination lasts for 10-12 months and protects against all strains of COVID-19. According to her, vaccination allows you to develop a stable immunity.

A large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 has been taking place in Russia since January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. Today, there are three drugs in the country that allow you to get vaccinated against coronavirus: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and KoviVac.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte.