Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia has been in the fifth phase of the coronavirus pandemic since the spring of 2021, Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes.
“Now we are witnessing another rise in the incidence rate, which, given the greater volume of testing, has reached an all-time high. The incidence rate fluctuates at a very high, almost critical level, there is a mass vaccination, ”the article says.
He noted that “life in a new reality requires thoughtful, balanced decisions, a long” trench “war against the pandemic.”
Earlier, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that there is evidence that the first cases of coronavirus infection in the country date back to December 2019.
At the end of 2019, an outbreak of a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus was reported in China. She was recorded in the city of Wuhan, located in the Hubei province. On March 11, WHO announced the COVID-19 pandemic in the world.