“The situation with & nbsp; the incidence of covid in the whole country remains tense. According to the results of last week, an increase in the incidence was noted in 11 regions. The situation is complicated by the fact that & nbsp; in the & nbsp; world and & nbsp; in & nbsp; in many countries & nbsp; a new strain of coronavirus has already been recorded & nbsp;, & nbsp; & mdash; Mishustin said.
He noted that it is not yet clear how the strain will affect the overall picture, but you need to be prepared for any scenario.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the & nbsp; & nbsp; week the situation with the & nbsp; coronavirus worsened in & nbsp; Kaluga, Rostov, Chelyabinsk regions and & nbsp; Kalmykia. The improvement was registered in & nbsp; Tyumen, Nizhny Novgorod, Ivanovo regions and & nbsp; Chechnya.
The omicron strain was discovered in & nbsp; southern Africa in & nbsp; early November. According to the & nbsp; World Health Organization, & nbsp; this variant of the virus has 32 mutations & nbsp; & mdash; more than & nbsp; at & nbsp; all previously known. These changes increase the infectivity of omicron, enhance its binding to & nbsp; receptors, potentially increase the level of penetration into & nbsp; human cells and & nbsp; affect & nbsp; increase infectivity, Popova said. Omicron found more than & nbsp; in & nbsp; 20 countries around the world, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus on December 1. In & nbsp; Russia revealed two cases of infection with omicron.