Chulanov, an infectious disease specialist of the Ministry of Health: an omicron strain of coronavirus will soon appear in Russia on Channel One predicted the imminent appearance of the omicron-strain of coronavirus in the country.
According to Chulanov, the omicron-strain can displace the currently dominant delta in the Russian Federation and in the world, but “provided that it is more contagious “.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova listed measures to prevent coronavirus in Russia. It is still necessary to maintain social restrictions, wear masks and reduce contacts, as well as vaccinate and revaccinate, she said. Such measures are needed to disrupt the transmission of the virus and the formation of the immune layer of the population.
The newest strain COVID-19 B.1.1.529, which was named omicron, was identified earlier in South Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), existing vaccines may not be effective against it.