The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov denied information that the third wave of coronavirus had begun in the country.
“There is no second accounting department and cannot be. <...> Other statements are absurd and do not correspond to reality, “Peskov said during his conversation with journalists on April 28.
Earlier that day, Bloomberg, citing unofficial data, reported that the third wave of coronavirus had allegedly begun in Russia.
After that, the headquarters for the prevention and control of a new coronavirus infection reported that the situation with COVID-19 in Russia is now stable and it is absolutely wrong to talk about the beginning of the third wave of the spread of the disease.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in turn, said that the country has experienced an acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic. He noted that this was facilitated by the measures taken.
On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the announcement of the annual message to the Federal Assembly, called on Russians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The head of state pointed out that all citizens should have the opportunity to get vaccinated so that collective immunity from coronavirus is formed in the fall. As previously reported, Putin himself has already been vaccinated.
Large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 has been taking place in Russia since January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. At the moment, three vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and KoviVac.
All relevant information on the situation with coronavirus infection is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.