“Today, despite the fact that the world has been familiar with Omicron for almost two months, there are 103 omicron detections in our country with tight monitoring. These are people who have arrived or people who have been in close contact with them,” she said on the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
According to Popova, all foci are localized.
She added that the first screening of the test system is already being conducted to identify omicron directly.
“We are testing all those who came from risk zones, from high-risk zones we are sending for observation today, and selectively from all those countries where [the virus] has been detected. The number of countries is increasing every day, but we conduct random testing from almost all flights from where Omicron can be brought to us,” the head of Rospotrebnadzor said.
The omicron strain will be distributed in In Russia, this is inevitable due to the number of contacts, Popova said.
Omicron will come to Russia, this is inevitable, we have a sufficient number of contacts, intensive migration, this is a sign of the development of our economy and there is no point in stopping it,” she said.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor pointed out the need to make sure that the onset of the omicron strain does not become critically difficult for the Russian healthcare system.