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Sanitary shield: the Cabinet of Ministers approved the allocation of 2 billion rubles for measures to combat the spread of infections

In Russia over the past day, 17,425 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected, of which the largest number was in Moscow (1187) and the Moscow region (880). During this time, 17,243 people recovered, 795 died. According to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, in Russia about 46 million people were vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 39 million Russians received both components. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order according to which 2 billion rubles will be allocated to fight the spread of coronavirus and other dangerous infections.

In Russia over the past day, 17,425 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected, of which the largest number was in Moscow (1187), the Moscow region (880) and St. Petersburg (626). During this time, 17,243 people recovered, 795 died.

The total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the country reached 7,047,880. In total, 6,302,250 patients recovered in Russia, 188,785 people died from complications due to coronavirus infection and concomitant diseases.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, over 181.5 million laboratory tests for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been carried out in the country, more than 1.1 million people remain under medical supervision.

The capital’s operational headquarters for control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus reported that 495 people were hospitalized in Moscow per day. There are 262 patients on mechanical ventilation.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree according to which 2 billion rubles will be allocated to fight the spread of coronavirus and other dangerous infections. The Cabinet of Ministers clarified that part of the funds will be directed to the creation of PCR centers.

“They will open in large cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Samara. A total of 223 million rubles will be allocated for these purposes, ”the message says.

Also, the funds will be directed to the creation of a complex of four laboratories, in which developments in the field of biochemistry, infectious diagnostics, monitoring and determination of pathogens will be carried out.

“In addition, the signed order provides for measures to study the variability of pathogens COVID-19 and other new infections, equipping hygiene and epidemiology centers with special equipment, strengthening sanitary control units at border checkpoints,” the statement said.

As Mishustin explained, such steps are necessary in order to create a reliable “sanitary shield” for the country and protect citizens from the spread of infections.

On the eve, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that about 46 million Russians were vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Almost 39 million Russians received both components of the vaccine.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 to protect against various strains of coronavirus.

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“There can be an infinite number of them, the main thing is that we are protected from them. And if we get vaccinated, we will be protected from them with a very high degree of probability, ”TASS quotes her.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 headquarters reported that in a week Moscow will launch a QR code extension service for revaccinated coronavirus patients.

“The term of the QR code after revaccination will be one year,” the headquarters said.

They clarified that the code will be generated on the same day – upon the fact of vaccination with a single-component vaccine or the first dose of a two-component vaccine.

On September 5, the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov, commenting on the situation with coronavirus in the region, noted a decrease in the number of new cases of the disease.

“We are falling. Already, I don’t know, maybe four weeks. Everything looks good, but it was the same in the spring. But what happened happened – the delta strain, ”he said in an interview with the Russia-1 TV channel.

The Governor noted that in the Moscow region, a large number of people have already been vaccinated against coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, called on the ministers of the G20 countries to mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus. The Minister stressed the importance of developing common approaches to lifting restrictions on the cross-border movement of vaccinated people.

“For this, it seems necessary to consider the mutual recognition by the G20 states of the fact of vaccination with drugs approved by their authorized bodies,” he said.

Murashko also noted that it is necessary to implement in practice the G20’s call to cover the world’s population with “widespread immunization against various infectious diseases.”

Meanwhile, the press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund reported that the Russian single-component coronavirus vaccine Sputnik Light has been approved for use in Armenia.

Sputnik Light is the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine. Vaccination with Sputnik Light will help to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country and accelerate the creation of population immunity, ”the fund said.

They clarified that due to its high safety and efficiency in a number of countries, Sputnik Light is currently used not only independently, but is also being studied in combination with drugs from other manufacturers.

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