At a meeting of the coordinating council for combating COVID-19, she noted that the incidence rate remains quite high.

“It has not dropped below one over the past ten days, and this also makes us think that it is completely premature to remove any restrictive measures today,” Popova said.

According to her, the epidemiological situation remains tense.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that an increase in the incidence of coronavirus infection was noted in 11 Russian regions.

RT broadcasts the meeting live.

Infectious disease doctor, doctor of medical sciences Nikolay Malyshev, in an interview with Nation News, recalled the importance of adhering to preventive measures against the background of the detection of the omicron coronavirus strain.