The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that thanks to the built-up system to combat the coronavirus, Russia will be able to avoid a tough lockdown due to COVID-19.
The Kremlin spokesman stressed that the absolute priority is the life and health of citizens, but now a greater margin of safety has been created, and the system that was just formed in spring is now showing its effectiveness, despite the increase in the number of cases.
In particular, much more advanced treatment protocols have been developed that allow for lower mortality than was the case at the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, a bed fund has been prepared in Russia, which allows accepting a greater number of sick people and providing conditions for a more effective and quick cure.
Peskov added that at the same time, it is necessary to increase the self-awareness of people so that they comply with measures to minimize the threat of infection.
“All this allows us to be more flexible and allows us to take into account the interests of the country's economy to a greater extent and not go over to such tough measures as a complete lockdown,” RIA Novosti quoted Peskov as saying.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor said that within 10-20 days Russia could reach a plateau in the incidence of coronavirus. Prior to that, another specialist suggested that the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in the Russian Federation could peak in a week.
Recall that over the past day in the Russian Federation, 13,592 new cases of coronavirus were recorded.