30 Sep 2020 17:22

Rospotrebnadzor not ruling out new restrictions if Covid-19 situation worsens in Russia

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax) - The Russian Federal Service for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor) has not ruled out that new restrictions could be introduced if the Covid-19 situation deteriorates in Russia.

"If the number of cases continues to increase, additional restrictive measures may be put in place. Everything depends on the pace at which the sickness rate will grow," deputy director for clinical and analytical work of Rospotrebnadzor's Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Natalya Pshenichnaya told Interfax in response to a relevant question.

However, "if all sanitary requirements recommended today are adhered to, there is a great chance that no tightening of these measures will be required," she said.

A certain rise in the number of coronavirus cases is being observed presently, and a decline in the number of infections may be anticipated after a plateau has been reached, she said.

"We may reach a plateau within the next ten days, or may reach it at the beginning of November. Everything depends on the measures to control the infection, on how responsibly and scrupulously the population will abide by the necessary preventive measures," Pshenichnaya said.