(Fighting new crown pneumonia) Global war epidemic: Russia's number of infected breaks 4000
China News Agency, Moscow, April 3 (Reporter Wang Xiujun) As of the 3rd, the cumulative number of new crown pneumonia infections in Russia exceeded 4,000 for the first time, reaching 4,149. With the development of the epidemic situation, Russia's recent increasing war "epidemic" measures can be summarized into three points.
The first is to strictly guard the border and prevent foreign Russian citizens from bringing back the epidemic. Russia has stopped issuing visas for foreigners in March and has basically suspended its regular air and rail passenger connections with other countries. For Russia, Russian citizens returning home by chartered charter flights have become the biggest point of prevention and control. According to data from the Russian Tourism Agency on March 30, in the previous two weeks, about 160,000 Russian tourists returned to Russia from 43 countries. In addition, a large number of Russian nationals are stranded abroad, waiting for charter flights to return to Russia.
According to data released by the Russian Federation for Consumer Rights Protection and Public Welfare Supervision on March 30, overseas imported cases accounted for 60% of the total number of confirmed diagnoses. Under this circumstance, Russian President Putin emphasized in a video conference with regional leaders on the 30th that the most important task at present is to curb the expansion of the new crown virus infection source. Russian citizens are inspected. Russian Prime Minister Misukostyn required that all measures be taken to exclude imported imported cases.
To this end, from March 31, Russia began to reduce the number of evacuation charter flights and set limits on the number of arriving passengers. At present, Russian citizens arriving in Moscow from abroad can only pass Sheremetyevo Airport and cannot exceed 500 people a day. If traveling to other regional airports in Russia, the number cannot exceed 200 people a day.
The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media has also launched a system to collect information on citizens returning to Russia from abroad. Relevant information is required to be filled out before returning to Russia, so that it can be continuously tracked and checked after returning to Russia.
The second is to reduce personal contact and cut off the route of transmission of the virus. Russian media have repeatedly called for "social distance to be the most effective weapon against viruses." In order to reduce contact between people, Putin said on the 2nd that he will extend paid vacations from April 5 to April 30. At the same time, Russia is also authorized to implement a state of emergency, and this week puts out a set of best policies to fight the epidemic.
At present, many places, including Moscow, have extended the previous "quasi-capped" policy to the end of the month. People can only go out in a limited number of situations, including going to work, walking pets, buying food, and going to the hospital. Restaurants, bars, cinemas, shopping malls and other public places remain closed. Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and other places posted signs indicating that people in the queue were spaced 1.5 meters apart.
The Russian parliament has also amended the law, and those who violate the isolation policy can be sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison. In addition, police monitoring, face recognition by street cameras, mobile phone positioning by operators, and tracking of bank card payment records have been used in many places to strengthen supervision. A reporter from China News Agency noted that from March 28 to April 3, there were almost no pedestrians on Moscow Street and the vehicles were very scarce.
The third is to strengthen research and development and launch related drugs as soon as possible. Russia has the world's advanced level of "vector" virology and biotechnology research centers. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the research center has been conducting research and development of related vaccines and drugs. Currently Russia has developed six vaccine prototypes. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Golikova said on the 2nd that a single vaccine program will determine the finished dosage form by May 10. The clinical trial began on June 29 with a total of 60 volunteers participating.
In addition, Russia has vigorously promoted the development and production of new crown virus detection kits. Recently, many scientific research institutions in Russia have launched a variety of new virus detection kits, some of which can shorten the detection time, while others improve the safety of testers, and the kit can detect the presence of virus immunity in the human body. Putin emphasized that relevant departments must pass the new kit approval as soon as possible so that it can be put into production as soon as possible. In addition, Putin also called for the use of all laboratories and the establishment of a new analytical testing center.
Under these measures, Russia's epidemic has not developed as fast as other European countries such as Italy. Putin said on the 2nd that, on the whole, Russia has basically protected the elderly from the threat of the new crown virus and curbed the outbreak of the new crown virus in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, universities and other educational institutions.
However, the situation of Russia's epidemic prevention and control is still severe. Putin said that, like the rest of the world, the peak of the domestic epidemic in Russia has not passed. According to Nikiforov, chief infectious disease expert of the Russian Federation's Biomedical Agency, Russia may usher in a peak of virus transmission next week and it will end before the summer. The World Health Organization's representative in Russia Vuinovic also made a similar statement before, but she also stressed that whether the spread of the epidemic can be slowed depends on people's own behavior. (Finish)