The World Health Organization (WHO) has compared the rates of coronavirus infection in Russia and Europe. This was told by the representative of the organization in Russia Melita Voinovich
“At this moment we can see that in the European region in many countries there is an increase in cases of infection. We don’t see it in Russia”, – she emphasized. According to Voinovich, such conclusions were made on the basis of data provided daily by WHO. 1 079 519 cases of coronavirus in 85 regions were detected in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic on September 16. During the day 5670 new cases of infection were registered. Most were in Moscow (750), St. Petersburg (207), and the Moscow region (173).
On August 11, the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V was registered in Russia. Vaccinations have already been made by a number of government officials, in particular Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. More than 50 countries were interested in the domestic vaccine. In total, 26 variants of the coronavirus vaccine are currently being developed in Russia.
The outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by coronavirus of a new type was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on March 11.