“I think that a peak in incidence can be expected in a month, maybe a little more,” Alstein said.

According to him, in Russia "the pandemic is slow," but the professor noted that "in a country like Italy three or four weeks ago, everything also looked frivolous, and now there is a significant disaster there."

Speaking about the measures used in the country, Alstein expressed the opinion that "they can influence positively."

“The separation of people is happening. From a psychological point of view, the thing, of course, is unpleasant. From the point of view of the spread of the disease, disconnection will help to stop the spread of infection, ”the virologist said.

At the same time, the expert added that he would completely stop the spread of coronavirus, “of course, it will not succeed, but it may be possible to slow down.”

Earlier, the operational headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus announced 228 detected cases of COVID-19 infection in 26 regions of Russia per day.

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.