The Rospotrebnadzor called the chances of repeating the spring scenario with COVID-19 in the Russian Federation with a large number of infected people as low. The reason for the optimistic forecast is the development of immunity in 25% of individuals.
The situation was commented on by Alexander Gorelov, deputy head of the FBSI TsNIIE Rospotrebnadzor. The expert said that epidemiologists considered it unlikely that the previous level of spread of coronavirus will return in the fall and winter, although they expect a seasonal increase in the number of cases. The peak will come within 30-45 days, but the likelihood of a general infection of Russians with COVID-19 is low. Currently, the situation is monitored by Rospotrebnadzor experts. Doctors monitor the various manifestations of the infection.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin urged residents of the Russian capital over the age of 65 not to go outside unless absolutely necessary after September 28. The mayor will send messages to about 5,000 organizations requesting the transfer of employees to a remote mode of work. Similar measures are being taken to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Due to the increase in the number of patients, half of Sberbank's employees will begin to perform their work duties in a remote format.