“Taking into account the peculiarities of the new omicron strain, its increased infectivity and potential ability to induce a much faster response of the body, we decided to limit the duration of the CPR test not to 72 hours, but to 48,” she said.

Popova also noted that in some Russian regions the norm for testing Russians for coronavirus in 48 hours is not observed.

At the moment, no new strain of coronavirus has been identified in Russia.

On November 25, Roszdravnadzor registered a rapid testing system for detecting coronavirus infection, developed at the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine of the SB RAS in Novosibirsk.