The Kremlin believes that the situation with the incidence of coronavirus in Russia is extremely difficult. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
He, citing expert opinion, noted that the introduction of non-working days could stop the chain of COVID-19 infections. At the same time, Peskov emphasized that there are no unambiguous figures yet on the effectiveness of this measure.
According to the presidential press secretary, Russia is getting worse vaccinations than some European countries. At the same time, he added that Russian doctors have developed methods and treatment protocols.
“We have gained experience in increasing the number of beds, providing the necessary logistics, primarily oxygen, and so on,” the Kremlin spokesman explained.
According to him, the Russian authorities have not yet planned to introduce stricter restrictions in the country against the background of the spread of coronavirus. Peskov drew attention to the fact that it is difficult to predict the trajectory of a pandemic with a high degree of probability.
At the same time, additional measures to support Russians due to the introduction of non-working days are not yet planned, Peskov concluded.
Recall that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of non-working days throughout the country from October 30 to November 7 to reduce the burden on the healthcare system due to the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the heads of the regions can set additional days off until October 30 and after November 7 with the preservation of wages based on the epidemiological situation in the region.