Murashko announced sufficient capacity to produce tests for COVID-19

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There are enough capacities for the production of tests for coronavirus in Russia. This was announced on Monday, December 7, by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko at the XII All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with international participation “Medicine and Quality – 2020”.

“In the very first weeks, we got specific test systems that allow us to identify the pathogen. And today there are more than 90 such manufacturers on the territory of the Russian Federation. There are production facilities in the Russian Federation, including for the required number of tests, ”the head of the department noted.

Earlier, on December 5, the infectious disease specialist Yevgeny Timakov said that the number of detected cases of COVID-19 in Russia would grow until the New Year.

On December 4, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the situation with coronavirus in Russia remains tense, but the growth rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the country is declining.

On December 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to begin large-scale vaccination of the population against COVID-19. According to the head of state, this can be done by the production of drugs, which will reach 2 million doses in the coming days.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

According to the latest data, 2,460,770 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia in 85 regions. Over the entire period, 43,141 deaths were recorded, 1,937,738 people recovered.

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 #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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