"To recommend the top officials ... of the constituent entities of Russia, taking into account the previously given instructions, to take under personal control the timely introduction and observance of restrictive measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infection, as well as increasing the rate of vaccination of the population against this infection," the statement said.

Earlier, the Russian leader, at a meeting with the government, proposed an analysis of mortality and life expectancy in regions that have achieved a high level of vaccination, and in those regions where this level has not been achieved.

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova said that the level of collective immunity to coronavirus infection in Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria and Kamchatka is almost not growing.

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