Governor of the Samara region Dmitry Azarov said on Wednesday, October 13, that the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the region is critical, there is a threat of a lockdown.
“The situation is extremely alarming, the situation is so alarming that it is close, according to doctors, to critical. And, indeed, the threat of a lockdown looms again, “he said on the air.”State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Samara“.
As the governor explained, a lockdown is not being introduced, since every resident of the region can protect themselves from COVID-19 by being vaccinated. There are 169 vaccination points in the region, including mobile and round-the-clock, in total 1.16 million people were vaccinated.
Azarov also stressed that only 4% of vaccinated people subsequently fall ill. He noted that more than 700 cases of the disease are detected every day in the region, and this is one of the highest rates in Russia.
On October 12, the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Yevgeny Kuyvashev announced that from November 8, QR codes are being introduced in the region for visiting cultural institutions, beauty salons and sanatoriums. From October 25, the presence of vaccinations will become mandatory for visiting museums, libraries, exhibition centers, physical education and sports facilities.
On the same day, the head of Rospotrebnadzor of the Russian Federation, Anna Popova, said that in 26 Russian regions, a QR code is needed to attend cultural and entertainment events. In 38 regions, decisions were adopted on the compulsory vaccination of a number of categories of citizens.
Earlier, on October 6, Azarov said that 30% of all employees in the Samara region should be transferred to remote work. The chief sanitary doctor Svetlana Arkhipova, in turn, recalled that employers should not let people with signs of influenza or ARVI work.
On September 27, the authorities of the Samara region decided to introduce QR codes for visiting cultural and leisure facilities and fitness centers. The Governor also instructed to strengthen control over the observance of the mask regime, primarily in public transport and shopping centers.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in the Russian Federation 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.