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A stringent nationwide lockdown across Russia is not the valid option to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic; however, some restrictions could be imposed in view of the situation created by the virus. Some protocols associated with the pandemic should be followed on the regional level to combat the infection,  Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned on Tuesday.

“A nationwide lockdown across Russia is not a valid and suitable option. However, to curtail the transmission of viral infection, a lockdown or came restrictions can be imposed on the basis of the decision of special regional authorities, “ Peskov asserted.


While emphasising the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Peskov cited, “ The situation always differs in every region of the country, so it is based on the particular region that what it species about the surge of novel coronavirus. Moreover, the situation in the country is altering due to the emergence of a new strain of the Covid-19 pandemic called Omicron”.

Further, as per the status of Covid-19 infection in the country, a total of 3125 people have been exposed to the virus over the past 24 hours.  With the emergence of new cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, the total number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus has reached 10,865 512.

Moreover, as per the data of the anti-coronavirus centre, the absolute growth of the infection of Covid-19 is the highest since December 6, 2021. Furthermore, the rate of the relative increase of novel coronavirus infection stands at 0.29 percent.

Further, a total of 688 patients have succumbed to the viral infection over the past 24 hours. So far, 322,678 patients have lost their lives due to viral illness.

As per the recovery status, 24,564 have been discharged from hospital facilities due to the recovery from the deadly viral infection. To date, 9,902,935 have recovered from the contagious mutant and been discharged from hospital facilities.

According to the reports, the recovery rate against the novel coronavirus of Russia stands at 91.1 percent.


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