According to him, an increase in diseases is now seen in the European region in Western countries, in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Ireland.

“In Israel, the number of cases has been decreasing since September, after a booster spot vaccination.

In the eastern part, I would name Belarus, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, in these countries, apparently, the peak has been passed, "RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

At the same time, Kluge added “today's success does not promise future success,” in this regard, he urges Russians to continue to adhere to preventive measures to combat coronavirus.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Health registered the Sputnik M vaccine against coronavirus for children from 12 to 17 years old, the department said.

The vaccine consists of two components, which are given 21 days apart.

Virologist Yevgeny Timakov, in an interview with FAN, gave a forecast regarding the situation with COVID-19 before the New Year holidays.