MOSCOW, December 7 - RIA Novosti. Moscow authorities hope to defeat the coronavirus epidemic in the coming months. Anastasia Rakova, the deputy mayor of the capital for social development, said this at the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference "Medicine and Quality - 2020".
“I hope that the system that we have created will allow us to successfully fight the pandemic, and we have already launched mass vaccination. I hope that in the next few months we will finally be able to defeat this disease,” she said.
Rakova also noted that much attention is paid to the investigation of each new case of COVID-19: the goal is to establish the number of contacts of the infected person as much as possible.
"For this, a special call center operates in the city: 450 specialists constantly communicate with the sick, help restore their circle of contacts. We, in turn, promptly inform them that they need to carefully monitor their health, and at the first symptoms, contact Since October alone, operators have already phoned almost 250 thousand cases and identified more than 360 thousand contact persons, "the deputy mayor said.
Over the past day, 28 142 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in 85 Russian regions, of which 7279 were in Moscow. Since the beginning of spring, 2,488,912 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, 43.5 thousand have died, almost two million have recovered.
A few days ago, Russia started vaccination against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V drug, developed at the Gamaleya National Research Center. In the capital, in particular, for this, 70 rooms were opened on the basis of adult polyclinics, and another 100 will start working by the end of the year.
So far, people from the risk group can be vaccinated - employees of the education, health care, city social services from 18 to 60 years old, who do not have chronic diseases and who have not participated in vaccine trials (we are talking not only about doctors or teachers, but also other employees of educational and hospitals - for example, those involved in cleaning, nursing staff and administrators). As the drug becomes available, the list of categories of citizens will be gradually expanded.
You can sign up for the procedure on the mos.ru website. You also need to attach to the Moscow clinic. Vaccination is contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are presented on the stopcoronavirus.ru portal.