MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Anna Popova has stated that currently one shouldn’t relax and lift current sanitary-epidemiological restrictions because this may complicate the coronavirus situation in Russia.
"One has to remember that any relaxation, any move away from those requirements that were developed during a difficult tense fight against the infection, may complicate the epidemiological situation. One cannot relax today," she said in a video posted on the YouTube channel of head of the Russian State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
The top sanitary doctor also urged Russians to get inoculated against coronavirus as soon as possible. "The situation won’t leave us until we acquire immunity. The best way to develop it is to get vaccinated," she stated, adding that everything depends on residents’ activity.
"Otherwise, we won’t be able to open borders, otherwise, we won’t be able to restore that circle of interaction with people who reside abroad like it was before," she emphasized.
According to the latest global statistics, over 175.7 mln people have been infected worldwide and about 3.8 mln deaths have been reported. To date, 5,208,687 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 4,801,335 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 126,430 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.