5 Sep 2022 09:15

No need for additional Covid-19 restrictions in Russia for now - Rospotrebnadzor head

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 5 (Interfax) - There is no need for additional Covid-19 restrictions in Russia for now, head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) Anna Popova said.

"There is no need for any additional restrictions for now, but it's important to comply with the existent ones," Popova told reporters on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on Monday.

"We anticipate certain risks related to the beginning of the new school year - labor collectives, as well as collectives of children and students. There will be communication and, of course, a certain rise in acute viral respiratory infections, which has already begun in many constituent territories of the Russian Federation," she said.

"Unless we see a new strain of Covid-19, the country is unlikely to have any new coronavirus-related restrictions and measures," Popova said.

According to the coronavirus response headquarters, Russia saw over 48,000 new cases of Covid-19 on September 4, or almost 3,500 cases fewer than the day before.