“No countrywide lockdowns are being discussed,” he said. 

At the same time, Peskov noted that at the regional level, it is possible to introduce individual restrictions, lockdowns, since the leaders of Russian regions have special powers. 

According to the Kremlin spokesman, due to the peculiarities of the omicron strain of coronavirus in the regions, the situation is changing quite dynamically.

Peskov added that "therefore, the governors effectively exercise their powers."

Earlier, the head of the laboratory of biotechnology and virology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Sergey Netesov spoke out on the RT stream "Flyer" against the use of the Omicron coronavirus strain as a "live vaccine" against COVID-19.