More than 350 cases of infection with the British strain of coronavirus have been identified in Russia. This was announced on Friday, April 30, by the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
“Today there is distribution, there are deliveries. We have identified more than 350 cases of the British strain, about 20 of the South African one, ”Popova said on the air of the“ Russia 24 ”channel.
According to her, these cases of importation of strains do not cause a change in the epidemiological situation. This suggests that the measures that are used today in Russia, including masks, social distance, and restrictions, are working, Popova stressed.
Earlier that day, the head of Rospotrebnadzor said that those who come to Russia from Abkhazia and South Ossetia do not need to take a coronavirus test when crossing the border. According to her, there are no grounds for its introduction for those coming from these states. Russia has a common epidemic space with these countries, Popova noted.
The head of the department said on April 30 that immunity to COVID-19 after vaccination lasts for 10-12 months and protects against all strains of coronavirus. In addition, she noted, Russia has entered a stable stage in the development of the epidemic. However, it is too early to refuse restrictive measures, the specialist added.
The day before, Popova said that if all the requirements that exist today, and the May holidays are held with families, it will be possible to maintain a stable situation and create conditions for reducing the incidence in the country.
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. At the moment, there are three drugs in the country that allow you to get vaccinated against coronavirus infection: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and KoviVak.
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.