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Britain has more than 50 thousand cases of coronavirus per day, and Moscow announces lockdown

More than 50,000 new cases of coronavirus have again been reported in the UK. Doctors are calling for restrictive measures. But, the authorities say that this is not necessary yet. Since the population vaccination program has done its job: the number o

At the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, with 50-60 thousand daily diagnoses, about a thousand deaths were recorded.  Now the number of deaths does not exceed 100-200 people.  It is noteworthy that in July the incidence also rose sharply, but then it fell without introducing any new quarantine restrictions.

Jeremy Brown, the British government's vaccination adviser, told the BBC: “The main problem now is that people who are admitted to hospitals with severe Covid symptoms end up in intensive care and die.  These are the ones who have not been vaccinated.”  Therefore, the government continues to immunize the population: the most vulnerable categories are invited to receive the third vaccination.  They also vaccinate adolescents aged 12-15 years.  About 80% of the adult population is now immunized in the country.

Unlike the UK, vaccination in Russia is rather slow.  Only 34% of residents have received two vaccinations here.  As a result, with a daily incidence of about 35 thousand diagnoses from coronavirus, more than a thousand people die per day.

To stop the spread of the pandemic, the Russian authorities introduced a non-working week from October 30 to November 7.  A full lockdown has been announced in Moscow from October 28 to November 7: only pharmacies and stores with essential goods will work.

Of all the entertainment venues, only theaters and museums will be able to receive visitors.  To do this, you will need to present a QR code confirming vaccination or treatment of COVID-19 during the last six months.  At the same time, the occupancy of the premises cannot exceed 50%.  As the correspondents of the BBC Russian Service found out, the new lockdown will be very expensive for the Moscow business.

Новостной портал – ATPress