"Compulsory vaccination against coronavirus for certain categories of citizens, in particular those whose work involves direct contact with people, should be carried out in the regions, if necessary," Popova quoted TASS as saying at a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordination Council under the Government to Combat Coronavirus ...

She said that compulsory immunization of certain categories of the population is a familiar tool for overcoming various infections.

“First of all, for those categories that are associated with constant contact with people, it is necessary to protect the workers themselves and the people to whom they provide services and sell goods,” she said.

She also noted that the largest increase in the incidence of COVID-19 is observed in Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor announced the unfavorable situation with COVID-19 in the capital.