“Our epidemiologists, mathematicians, and analysts have developed approaches to predicting the development of the epidemic situation, and these approaches are integrated, nonlinear in nature. And, of course, we draw forecasts both short-term and long-term, both pessimistic and optimistic. And what we see today, unfortunately, creates a pessimistic forecast for the possible growing detection of the number of cases associated with covid infection, up to six figures in Russia, with unfavorable development and non-compliance with the requirements that we have been talking about for two years.”
The chief sanitary doctor stressed that specialists see signs of deterioration of the situation. Thus, in 35 regions, the incidence rate exceeds the national average.
Popova urged employers to pay attention to the health of employees and not to allow those who have symptoms of ARVI to work.
Speaking about the spread of the omicron strain of coronavirus, the head of Rospotrebnadzor noted that cases of infection were detected in 13 regions: These are Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Rostov Region, Perm Krai, Murmansk, Leningrad, Oryol, Orenburg Regions and the Republic of Bashkortostan.