Posted 8 февраля 2021,, 17:35

Published 8 февраля 2021,, 17:35

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Covid restrictions will remain in place until 60 million Russians get vaccinated

Covid restrictions will remain in place until 60 million Russians get vaccinated

8 февраля 2021, 17:35
The authorities do not intend to completely lift coronavirus restrictions until at least 68.6 million Russians have been vaccinated. So many people need to be vaccinated in order for herd immunity to form, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.

"Once again, I draw your attention to the fact that while compliance with all the recommended restrictions remains mandatory, up to the formation of collective immunity. And for this, it is necessary to vaccinate 68.6 million people", - Golikova said. She added that this figure does not include children, as well as those who have already had coronavirus. She is quoted by Interfax.

The Ministry of Health expects that herd immunity, taking into account those who will be vaccinated and those who have already had coronavirus, can be formed in the first half of this year.

At the same time, the authorities of the Moscow region on Monday said that most of the coronavirus restrictions in the region have already been lifted . Only the ban on holding mass events remains in force.

Mass vaccination of Russians against the new disease began on January 18. To get vaccinated, you need to register on the State Services portal. At the same time, as noted earlier, everyone does not have enough vaccines, in some regions the queue for free vaccinations has already stretched out until May.