The situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Moscow can be called good in terms of stability, but precautions must be observed, said the mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin on Sunday, August 23, on the Russia 1 TV channel.
“The situation can be called good from the point of view of its stability, because we have opened up almost the entire city. On the one hand, we did not see any serious surge in morbidity, ”he said.
The mayor also noted that about 700 new cases of coronavirus infection are detected every day in Moscow, from 300 to 400 people are hospitalized.
“This suggests that the problem remains at least until vaccination. I mean vaccination against coronavirus, complete, mass. All the same, it will be necessary to beware and take appropriate measures, ”the mayor added.
Sobyanin stressed that residents of the capital need to get vaccinated against influenza as soon as possible in order to prevent the overlap of two infections.
“All polyclinics will be vaccinated, plus we work with enterprises, organizations, all this mass vaccination (against influenza – Ed.) Will begin on October 1, but from next week we are slowly starting to roll out this process, because based on the existing problem associated with with covid, you need to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible in order to minimize the overlap of two infections and not aggravate the situation, ”he said.
On August 22, the head of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) Valery Fedorov at the Territory of Meanings forum said that 42% of Russians are ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the help of the new Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
In Moscow, as of August 22, more than 256.5 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were detected, in general, more than 203.8 thousand patients were cured in the city. A total of 4,731 people with coronavirus have died in the capital.
All relevant information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. In addition, information is available using the hashtag #WeWeTogether.