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The head of the Ministry of Health did not rule out the possibility of introduction of the "immunity passports"
4 May 2020, 16:00
The head of the Ministry of Health did not rule out the possibility of introduction of the "immunity passports"
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One of the consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may be the appearance of new documents, which are mandatory for at least all the actively traveling citizens, the so-called "immunity passports". According to the Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, the creation of it won't be a difficult task.

The "immunity passport" will indicate whether a person has already been ill with a coronavirus or not. The need for such documents is spoken not only in Russia - in particular, many resort countries are already considering whether such a document will be needed by their guests from abroad. According to Mikhail Murashko, all the necessary information for issuing such passports is already available in Russia.

"We created a certain information resource, and created it very quickly, in fact in seven days, a new program was made in which today everyone with a coronavirus infection is visible, "Interfax quoted the minister as saying. The Minister also noted that part of the restrictive measures in Russia will continue, most likely, until the advent of a vaccine against coronavirus infection. According to virologists, it can appear no earlier than winter.

Mikhail Murashko urged Russians not to self-medicate in case of symptoms of coronavirus infection, the main of which are fever and dry cough. This will sooner avoid severe forms of the disease.

Over the past 24 hours, 10 581 people infected with the coronavirus have been identified in Russia, RBC reports. A total of 145,268 people have been infected since the start of the pandemic, of which 125,817 are currently undergoing treatment. Moscow remains the region with the most active spread of the virus - 5795 new cases were detected in the capital per day. Thus, the total number of infected in the city is more than half of the number of infected in Russia - 74,401. A difficult situation has developed in the Moscow region - there was a daily increase of 803 people, as well as in St. Petersburg, where 317 people fell ill during the day. These regions are in the top three in the overall incidence rate.

Over the last day in Russia, 1,456 people recovered, who were diagnosed with the coronavirus, the total number of cured reached 18,095.