Onishchenko announced the readiness of some regions to abolish the mask regime

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State Duma deputy, former head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko said on Friday, April 16, that some regions of Russia are already ready to abolish the mask regime.

According to him, everything depends on the intensity of vaccination. “There is already a tendency for the coronavirus to fizzle out. Both climatic conditions and the accumulating number of people with immunity play a role. Vaccinations are now ahead of the number of those who have recovered, therefore, the increase in vaccination is the main and objective criterion for abolishing the mask regime, “Onishchenko quotes NSN.

Earlier on the same day, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova said that the growth in vaccination against coronavirus in Russia allows us to expect the lifting of restrictions “some very near future”, but if they are abandoned, one must be careful. According to her, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country has exceeded 8 million, according to the website 360tv.ru.

On April 4, Golikova announced that the number of Russians wishing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased dramatically. It is especially important to get vaccinated before spring and summer to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy, she said.

Large-scale vaccination of the population against COVID-19 in Russia began on January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone.

To date, three vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the Russian Federation. The first vaccine in Russia and the world was Sputnik V developed by the Gamaleya Center. The drug was registered in August 2020, after which, in October, President Vladimir Putin announced the registration in the Russian Federation of the second vaccine against COVID-19 – a drug from the Vector Center, EpiVacCorona.

The registration of the third Russian vaccine against coronavirus, KoviVac, became known in February 2021.

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.