Murashko assessed the situation with coronavirus in Russia

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The situation with coronavirus infection in Russia remains tense; decisions on easing restrictions must be made taking into account the situation in the regions of the country. This was announced on Tuesday, May 4, by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko.

“The situation with the incidence of coronavirus remains tense, so decisions on mitigating restrictive measures should be made solely based on the epidemiological situation in the region,” he said during a conference call with the regions on combating the spread of coronavirus.

According to the head of the Ministry of Health, an important task remains the formation of collective immunity to COVID-19 and the active development of vaccination of citizens, especially those at risk of a severe form of the disease.

On May 2, the minister stressed that for the formation of collective immunity, it is necessary that about 69.8 million Russians undergo vaccination.

On April 29, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova reported that it would be possible to maintain a stable situation with COVID-19 in Russia and reduce the incidence of diseases if citizens comply with sanitary requirements and spend the May holidays with their families.

She also stated that at the moment the situation with COVID-19 in the country is in “a rather delicate balance.”

Currently, a large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 is underway in Russia, it began on January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. There are now three drugs for coronavirus registered in the country: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and KoviVac. As indicated 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 access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.