Medical masks reduce the risk of infection with various infections by one and a half times. This was announced on Wednesday, October 27, by Svetlana Yatsyshina, head of the laboratory for molecular diagnostics of the epidemiology of respiratory tract infections at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.
“The mask is an effective means of anti-epidemic protection and allows you to stop the spread of the pathogen in society. And therefore it is necessary to use this simple means of anti-epidemic protection during the rise in the incidence of COVID-19 and respiratory infections in general, “she said.RIA News“.
The expert emphasized that, based on the research results, the likelihood of infection with respiratory infections is reduced by 50% if you use a mask. In addition, they provide a 34% reduction in the likelihood of getting sick with coronavirus.
Yatsyshina also explained that it is necessary to use medical masks, consisting of three layers.
In Russia, over the past day, 36,582 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 85 regions. Most of all new cases were detected in Moscow (5789), St. Petersburg (2913) and the Moscow region (2670).
On October 26, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said that compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 for certain categories of citizens was introduced in all regions of Russia. According to her, the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 is now observed in 32 regions.
Earlier, on October 22, Nadezhda Furanina, an allergist-immunologist of the highest category “CM-Clinic”, told Izvestia that the mask should be worn, because it is impossible to predict when the level of protective antibodies begins to decrease. According to her, the mask is also necessary to minimize the penetration of viral particles into the body and not get a severe form of the disease.
On October 15, infectious disease doctor Yevgeny Timakov noted that children over seven years old need to wear masks to protect themselves from coronavirus. According to him, schoolchildren from the first grade need to wear a mask in public places, but on condition that it fits under the face.
On October 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of non-working days in the country from October 30 to November 7 with the preservation of wages. At the same time, the regions, if necessary, can introduce non-working days from October 23 and extend them after November 7.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. 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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