Greater than 80 instances of the British coronavirus variant have been registered in Russia, all of them are imported instances, Anna Popova, the top of the Russian public well being watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, mentioned.
“In the intervening time, 81 samples of the British pressure and 6 South African ones have been remoted in Russia. This implies that we’re nonetheless in touch with different nations of the world, all of those instances are imported. Immediately, the prevalence of those strains is excessive in Europe, Asia, South American, and, after all, the African continent,” Popova advised the Russian Izvestia newspaper.
She warned rising variety of coronavirus instances of the British and South African variants are being registered internationally and urged Russians to not journey overseas.
“Whereas in quite a lot of European nations 60-70 per cent of all finds are exactly the British pressure, in our nation, it’s nonetheless not widespread. Because of our restrictive measures contained in the nation and on the borders. Due to this fact, right this moment it’s higher to not journey outdoors the nation if there is no such thing as a particular want,” Popova mentioned.
In keeping with the Rospotrebnadzor head, a complete of over 20 coronavirus strains have been remoted in Russia; these strains, in flip, have numerous mutations that are actually being studied.
On Monday, Russia reported eight,646 new COVID-19 instances, down from eight,817 the day earlier than, taking the general tally to four,589,540, in keeping with the nation’s coronavirus response heart.
(With ANI inputs)