Deputy Khubezov called the closure of Russia's borders because of the omicron strain COVID-19
Head of the State Duma Health Protection Committee Dmitry Khubezov the introduction of new restrictions in the country due to the omicron strain of the coronavirus. He spoke about this on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel.
The deputy called the introduction of new measures senseless due to the omicron strain of COVID-19. In his opinion, there is no need to close Russia's borders against the background of the stratified situation.
“This, in fact, makes no sense. At the moment, I do not think any additional measures, in addition to those that have already been introduced, are required, “he stressed.
In addition, Khubezov urged to accelerate the immunization process in the country, despite the increased pace vaccination against coronavirus.
“We do not just need to vaccinate, now 80% of the population say, but they need to be vaccinated in about six months, better even faster,” concluded the parliamentarian.
On December 6, Rospotrebnadzor confirmed the first cases of the omicron strain in Russia. The virus was found in two citizens who flew in from South Africa. These are the first officially identified cases of a new strain in the country.
Immunologist, Ph.D. Nikolay Kryuchkov admitted that the omicron strain COVID-19 could displace the delta by January 2022. “If we close air traffic with South African countries, we will win only three weeks or a month and a half,” the specialist noted.