Some restrictions due to the pandemic, including for travelers, will remain for the next one to two years. This was stated on Friday, March 26, by the chief freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for infectious diseases, Vladimir Chulanov, in an interview with the Vesti FM radio station.
“For the next year or two, it will be necessary to observe certain restrictive measures and caution, including when traveling,” he said.
Earlier on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova recommended that Russians planning foreign trips be vaccinated against coronavirus.
On the eve, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the stabilization of the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia. On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova noted that vaccination against coronavirus and the achievement of herd immunity are needed to get out of the current restrictions.
Virologist Albert Rizvanov said that the only way out of the pandemic without a large number of human casualties is vaccination. He emphasized that all vaccines registered in Russia have passed the same clinical trials and there are no critical differences between them.
The first COVID-19 vaccine in Russia and the world was registered on August 11, 2020. Sputnik V was developed by specialists from the Gamaleya Center. Another Russian-made drug is KoviVac, which was registered in February 2021. The vaccine “KoviVac”, developed by the Center. M.P. Chumakov Russian Academy of Sciences, registered on February 20. According to Gazeta.ru, the vaccine will arrive in the regions in the coming days.
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.