In Russia, over the past day, 9,270 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded, the operational headquarters for combating the disease reported on Saturday, May 1.
On the same day, Natalya Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, said that the epidemiological situation in Russia due to coronavirus remains tense, while it is too early to relax.
She added that now in Russia there is a wave-like course of the COVID-19 pandemic: small rises may follow a decrease in incidence.
A day earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, indicated that the tense situation with coronavirus is observed in the world, and a stable stage has come in Russia. According to her, there are no critical incidence rates in the country.
However, the head of Rospotrebnadzor allowed the situation to worsen if citizens did not comply with sanitary measures. She recalled that it is important for Russians to wear masks and maintain social distance.
On April 29, Popova said that Rospotrebnadzor expects a seasonal rise in the incidence of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, by the fall.
In January, a large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 began in Russia. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. At the moment, three vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and KoviVac. As noted in the Ministry of Health, the activity of vaccination against coronavirus infection in Russia is high.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8-800-2000-112.