According to him, this decision was made after the report of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who said that the government decided to postpone this bill due to changes in the epidemiological situation.
“This is due to the fact that epidemiological circumstances have really changed, which was in turn provoked by a new wave, which is now actively beginning, — omicron wave, new characteristics of this strain, new dynamics of the spread of the disease and a new mode of the course of this disease in the majority of infected people. Therefore, this is the first and second point (meaning the adoption of bills on QR codes), of course, we will remove them, annul», — Peskov said.
On January 15, the Kremlin published a list of instructions that indicated the need to finalize the draft law “On” the sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population “; taking into account all possible life situations.
Golikova previously noted that the bill was being prepared as as a response to the spread of the delta coronavirus variant, and "now there will be new challenges". The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, spoke about a possible increase in the number of cases per day to six-digit numbers against the backdrop of the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant.
Among the possible amendments to the project are the use of a negative PCR test for visiting public places, as well as the appearance of certificates for people with contraindications, the validity period of which will be established by the Ministry of Health.
Over the last day, 30 726 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia. The indicator exceeded the level in 30 000 cases for the first time since 11 December. Also, 670 people died from COVID-19 for a day. According to the operational headquarters on January 14, the level of herd immunity to the coronavirus in Russia is 63.7%, while the target is 80%. About 80.2 million Russians were vaccinated as the first component of the vaccine, 76.5 million people were fully vaccinated.