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Sergey Sobyanin allowed for the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in Moscow by May
5 February 2021, 10:04
Sergey Sobyanin allowed for the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in Moscow by May
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According to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, the main restrictions, first introduced almost a year ago in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection, can be canceled by May, but provided that a positive trend continues to reduce the number of new cases.

According to Antonina Ploskiryova, deputy director for clinical work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, the incidence of coronavirus infection in January and the first days of February has significantly decreased in 19 regions, including Moscow. In more than 60 regions, we can talk about the stabilization of the situation.

"I think that plans for the summer will depend not only on us. I think that in Of Russia everything will be more normal by the summer, but I don’t know how it will be in other countries", -RIA Novosti quoted Sergei Sobyanin as saying. Sergey Sobyanin also called the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus not yet allowing mass events to be allowed. "early to discover" limitations that are associated with older and chronically ill people.

On January 21, Moscow has already eased restrictive measures. All educational institutions of the capital returned to full-time education. Theaters, cinemas and concert halls were allowed to increase occupancy rates up to 50% of the maximum possible. Also, people over 65 were allowed to freely move around the city immediately after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, REN TV notes.

Earlier chapter Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the epidemiological situation in Russia will be completely under control when 60% of Russians develop immunity to coronavirus. In the meantime, as of mid-January, this figure, she said, is only 25%. Since December last year, vaccination against this disease of certain categories of citizens began in Russia, the President Vladimir Putin instructed to begin mass vaccination from January 18.

So far in Russia it is possible to vaccinate with only one domestic drug "Sputnik V", developed by the Moscow Center named after Gamaleya in conjunction with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). From the beginning of March it will be possible to get vaccinated with the vaccine of the Novosibirsk center "Vector" - "EpiVacCorona", and at the beginning of April it is planned to start using the "Covivac" vaccine of the Chumakov Center. In the first quarter of this year, more than 17 million doses of coronavirus vaccine are expected to arrive at medical facilities. At the same time, Sergei Sobyanin believes that Moscow does not set goals to vaccinate all residents of the city, since more than half of the survey in a random sample already has antibodies to COVID-19.

According to the latest data, since the beginning of the pandemic, 937 450 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in Moscow, while 13 701 patients have died, 835 168 people have been cured.