Number of newly infected covidem in Russia rose again. Of the 14,723 cases reported by the country on Sunday, 7,704 were reported directly by Moscow, the largest one-day case since December 24, Reuters reported.
The weekly rate of increase in the disease in the metropolis has increased by more than one hundred percent. According to the latest data, 1,234,717 people have been infected in 12 million Moscow since the beginning of the pandemic. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, the locals will not have to go to work next week and all bars, restaurants and discos will have to close after 11 pm. The announced measure on paid leave will not affect employees of the city’s infrastructure and the army, but children’s playgrounds and sports grounds in parks will also be closed.
However, deaths with covid have dropped slightly in the last 24 hours, to 357 out of 399. The government working group said on Sunday that the death toll had risen to 126,430. about 270,000 people have already died with the covid.
According to Interfax, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that 18 million people in Russia have been vaccinated against the covid. The country has also tested a vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. It should be suitable for children from eight to 12 years of age and should be on the market from September.
WHO: The Wuchan origin of coronavirus is still open
The G7 summit discussed, among other things, how to prevent further pandemics, and the group wants to provide one billion covid vaccines to poorer countries. Half of them are to be paid by the United States, one hundred million by Britain.
But the head of the WHO believes that is not enough. Eleven percent of the world’s population needs to be vaccinated by the middle of next year (when the next G7 summit will take place) to stop the pandemic. “We need more and faster,” he said of the vaccines at Saturday’s meeting. He reiterated that it would be good for 30% of citizens in each country to be vaccinated by the end of the year.
He also said that the origin of coronavirus was also discussed at the hearing. In May, US President Joe Biden ordered the secret services to investigate the origin of the pandemic, including the theory that the originator was a laboratory in China. And this hypothesis remains open, according to the head of the WHO.
Covid-19 has killed nearly 3.8 million people since last year. “It’s tragic, and I think those people deserve to know where the virus comes from so we can prevent it in the future,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He said the WHO was preparing the next phase of the investigation, which would require “China’s cooperation and honest approach.”