Popova assessed the likelihood of canceling the mask regime in Russia

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There is no need to talk about the abolition of the mask regime in Russia today. This was announced on March 18 by the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

“While today all the requirements for protecting your health – for wearing masks, for unconditional hand washing, keeping them clean, using disinfectants for treating hands, various surfaces, for treating their premises, work or home, all this still remains,” she said. in an interview with the TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to Popova, further relaxation of restrictions imposed against the background of the spread of COVID-19 is possible by the summer, if the Russians continue to comply with all anti-epidemic measures.

The day before, the head of the clinical department of infectious pathology at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Zhanna Ponezheva said that the incidence of coronavirus in the Russian Federation is decreasing and the situation with COVID-19 has become more stable. However, she noted that the epidemiological situation remains tense.

At the end of February, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, said that some restrictive measures in the capital could be lifted in the next two months if the downward trend in the number of coronavirus cases continues.

On February 25, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov noted that the city authorities hope to minimize restrictions due to COVID-19 by summer, if the epidemiological situation allows.

Over the past day, 9803 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Russia. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,428,239 cases of coronavirus have been registered in the country in 85 regions. 4,037,036 people recovered, 93,824 patients died.