Russia reopens special hospitals, after covid cases

Russia reopens special Covid hospitals, as cases spurt.

Russia ordered the special hospitals to reopen to cater for the larger influx of patients.

A government tally reported 10,407 new cases, the highest since March 14.

President Putin previously applauded Russia’s performance in, effectively handling the covid situation.

He said they had handled the situation better than anyone else in the world.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a television statement, “The condition remains tough we are seeing a rise in infections every day.”

He added that around 10,000 hospital beds were acquired by coronavirus patients and that the city scheduled to open several more field hospitals in the coming days.

Russia imposed a strict lockdown when the pandemic initially spread across the country.

One of the second largest cities of Russia, Saint Petersburg, also recorded a spike in corona cases.

Not to mention, Saint Petersburg is set to host many remaining bouts of postponed Euro 2020.

In Moscow, highest number of cases were registered since January 16.

Authorities are blamed to lift the restrictions within certain months of lockdown to protect the economy while putting people’s lives on the line.

A fellow of the Moscow city government, Yevgeny Danchikov, said, “The city will accelerate policies of mask-wearing in public as the situation is deteriorating”

Vaccination statistics in Russia :

While Russia’s domestic vaccination campaign started in early December, ahead of most countries, so far only around 18 million Russians, or 12 percent of the population, have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Russia approved four domestic-produced vaccines: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light(A single dose version), EpiVacCorona and CoviVac.

President Putin is repeatedly asking people to get vaccinated but according to a survey led by Levada-Center, over 60 percent of participants said, they do not intend to be vaccinated.

Russia has been among the hardest-hit countries, with the sixth-highest number of cases in the world.

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