2 Sep 2022 16:38

Russian Health Ministry expecting rise in Covid-19 morbidity as new school year begins

IZHEVSK. Sept 2 (Interfax) - There may be a rise in Covid-19 morbidity in Russia as the new school year begins, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.

"We are forecasting a possible rise in morbidity levels," Murashko told reporters during a working trip to Udmurtia on Friday.

This always happens at the beginning of a new school year, when the scope of communication expands, he said.

Murashko asked parents of schoolchildren to step up personal safety measures, for instance, examine children before they go to school, and urged teachers to stay vigilant.

The coronavirus response headquarters said on Friday that Russia had seen over 50,900 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, or nearly 1,000 more than the day before, and 91 patients had died from Covid-19.