Virologist urged to ban unvaccinated Russians from leaving the country

Virologist Netesov: it is necessary to control that only vaccinated people go abroad ban unvaccinated Russians from leaving the country. In his opinion, such a measure will be effective in combating the spread of coronavirus. The words of the physician are reported by RIA Novosti.

“Control that only vaccinated people travel abroad. I and many other epidemiologists have been talking about this since this spring. It has not yet been implemented, “Netesov emphasized, adding that only a few regions of Russia adhere to such measures.

The doctor clarified that the new strains of COVID-19 from abroad are brought by Russians themselves, countries. “So let's block this path. It's so easy to get vaccinated and fly, “the doctor urged.

Netesov also reminded that Russia has issued decrees on the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, but half of the people ignore this rule. “For her [Russia], the words of [the writer Mikhail] Saltykov-Shchedrin are still true, who said that the severity of Russian laws is neutralized by the ugliness of their application,” the virologist summed up.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova warned about tightening control at the borders of Russia due to the emergence of the omicron strain of the coronavirus. According to her, special attention is paid to those who arrive from Africa, including through other countries. However, there is no talk of a complete closure of the borders.