Ethiopian Airlines board with Russian tourists who were in South Africa took off from Addis Ababa to Moscow on Friday, December 3. This was reported at the Russian Embassy in Ethiopia.
“The plane took off to Moscow from Addis Ababa”, – quotes a representative of the diplomatic mission “RIA News“.
Earlier that day, two Ethiopian Airlines planes flew to Addis Ababa from Johannesburg and Cape Town at almost the same time. In total, about 100 Russians left South Africa on these flights. In the capital of Ethiopia, passengers from both flights were to unite and fly to Moscow in one plane.
On December 2, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor said that two passengers who returned by private flight from South Africa were diagnosed with COVID-19, strain identification is being established. Upon arrival, they were in quarantine, and are currently hospitalized. Biological material from passengers is being tested in two research laboratories.
On the same day, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced that Russia introduced a two-week quarantine for citizens arriving from South Africa and neighboring countries, reports NSN… Popova clarified that direct flights between the Russian Federation and South Africa are currently closed and there are no organized tourists there. The risks associated with the new strain, she said, are assessed as very high.
On December 1, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that all services are ready to take action in connection with the threat of the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain. He added that the country’s government is already preparing a list of measures to counter the spread of this variant of infection.
Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.
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