The State Duma answered the question about a possible lockdown due to the omicron strain

Deputy of the State Duma Solomatina: the issue of introducing a lockdown will be decided after the scientists have withdrawn about the omicron

The omicron coronavirus strain requires a closer study of this variety. Tatiana Solomatina, Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection, told about this.

“I think that we will learn about the possibility of introducing a lockdown and other measures in 10-14 days, when we understand well how he behaves. So far, not much is known about the omicron, although there is already information about 47 types of mutations, including those related to its ability to spread, “she said.

Solomatina noted that she considers the introduction of restrictive measures countries faced with the omicron strain is justified, since not every healthcare system can cope with the influx of new patients.

“In any case, I urge everyone to get vaccinated, now this is the most effective way to fight the virus,” she added Solomatina.

The Russian Foreign Ministry previously reported that there are no plans to introduce additional restrictions in the country due to the new strain.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Russia's actions in connection with the emergence of a new strain will depend on the conclusions of scientists after its study.