“They can, of course,” TASS quotes her words in response to a relevant question.

At the same time, Popova noted that it is not yet possible to predict the features of possible new COVID strains.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor commented on the situation with the incidence of coronavirus infection СOVID-19 in Russia.

Immunologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov, CEO of the KEG contract research company, in an interview with URA.RU, expressed the opinion that COVID-19 cannot become seasonal, like influenza and SARS, due to its high pathogenicity.