Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said today that the situation in Moscow with the coronavirus is deteriorating exponentially, stressing that this development was unexpected for the authorities, while Russian Health Minister Mikhail Buraska said that the morbidity due to coronavirus in Russia increased within a week. by 30%.
The mayor of Moscow estimated that tomorrow, June 18, the number of cases in the Russian capital may exceed 9000 cases, while he said that the number of hospital beds has been increased in order to be able to accept more patients.
"The situation in Moscow is deteriorating exponentially in relation to the spread of the coronavirus. In fact, such a dynamic is unexpected, given that more than 60% of Muscovites were either sick or vaccinated. This is a fairly large percentage of immunity in the population. "We did not expect an increase but a decrease in morbidity," Sobyanin said.
For her part, the head of the Russian consumer health regulator (Rospotrebnaszor) Anna Popova said that the situation in Russia is extremely tense, especially in Moscow, its environs and St. Petersburg, noting that older people are less likely to coronavirus, as they are the most vaccinated age group. She said the percentage of vaccinated people belonging to the economically active population of the country is not sufficient.
Popova attributed the escalation of the pandemic in Russia that has been observed in recent days to non-compliance with protection measures, while noting that in the last two weeks the number of cases infected with the Indian variant of the coronavirus is increasing. He also pointed out that the regulatory authority and all its subordinate services will operate on a XNUMX-hour basis.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Misoustin believes that it is necessary to increase vaccination rates throughout the country and to constantly inform citizens about how to protect themselves and their loved ones.