MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. It is necessary to prevent the third coronavirus wave in Russia, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin claimed Tuesday, noting the situation in other countries that have already declared the third wave of the infection.
"The situation with the coronavirus infection in Russia has been stable for several weeks in a row, but we see how it unfolds in a number of countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia: the incidence there is on the rise again, some states were forced to reintroduce lockdowns," the prime minister noted. "A number of experts warn about possible risks of deterioration of the situation, including in Russia. It is important not to allow this scenario in our country."
"To that extent, we must promptly take measures to protect our citizens from this infection, react momentarily and, of course, ramp up our vaccination rate," he added. "We have already began shipping another vaccine to the regions."
"A vaccine shot is an opportunity to take care of one’s health and avoid heavy consequences of the disease," the prime minister reminded. "It is high time to take a shot."
He pointed out that a reaction to possible vaccine shortage must be prompt and all shipment chains must be monitored.
"Everything must be made convenient for the people," he concluded.