MOSCOW – Russia on Tuesday reported document excessive day by day coronavirus circumstances and deaths, pushing whole infections to 1,326,178, however authorities mentioned they don’t plan to impose lockdowns throughout the huge nation.
Anna Popova, head of the buyer security watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, mentioned on Tuesday Russia noticed no must impose restrictions on financial exercise in response to the spike in circumstances.
“Regardless of a rising variety of circumstances, immediately in Russia we aren’t speaking about blocking the economic system, suspending some enterprise actions, some sectors of the economic system, as a result of we see no cause to do that,” Popova mentioned in feedback carried by Russian information businesses.
Her feedback come a day after the Kremlin mentioned Russia may afford to be extra versatile in its response to COVID-19 than earlier this 12 months when it imposed a lockdown.
Chatting with reporters on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned Russia had extra room for maneuver than earlier within the pandemic due to higher remedy, extra hospital beds and a tried and examined system to deal with the virus.
Deputy Well being Minister Oleg Gridnev mentioned on Tuesday that almost 90 p.c of the hospital beds devoted to COVID-19 sufferers have been at the moment occupied, TASS information company reported. He added, nonetheless, that 20 p.c of the sufferers hospitalized had gentle signs and could possibly be despatched dwelling.
Alexander Gorelov, deputy director of a analysis institute at Rospotrebnadzor, mentioned he anticipated the variety of coronavirus infections to extend for about one other 20 days, the RIA information company reported.
Moscow, the capital, has been the toughest hit by COVID-19. The town of practically 13 million, which recorded 4,618 new circumstances on Tuesday, has opened two short-term hospitals and ordered companies to have not less than 30 p.c of workers working remotely.
The official coronavirus taskforce mentioned on Tuesday the nation had recorded record-high will increase of 13,868 circumstances and 244 deaths within the final 24 hours. Russia has recorded 22,966 fatalities because the begin of the pandemic.
With 1,326,178 circumstances general, the nation of about 145 million has the fourth-highest variety of infections on the planet, behind the USA, India and Brazil.