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Vaccination is the only effective way to protect against coronavirus and the severe consequences of the disease.

The proportion of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units of the capital’s hospitals has increased to 15 percent of those hospitalized, said Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

“It is important to say that the number of people who are hospitalized is also increasing. By this indicator, we also crossed the line and entered a new anti-record. We are very upset that the proportion of patients who are in intensive care is increasing – about 15 percent of the total number of patients in hospitals is already there, ”she said.

In this regard, a new decree of the Mayor was adopted, according to which at least 30 percent of employees of metropolitan organizations must be switched to remote operation.

“The number of people who will have to switch to a remote work format will not take into account those people who have been vaccinated. In 100 percent of cases, of course, with the exception of the vaccinated, persons over 65 years of age and with chronic diseases are subject to the transition to remote work, ”said Anastasia Rakova.

At the same time, vaccination against COVID-19 continues in Moscow. 119 points have already been deployed on the basis of adult and children’s city polyclinics, their opening hours have been extended – now you can get vaccinated from 08:00 to 22:00, and not until 20:00, as it was before. More than 40 points have been opened in parks in the Zdorovaya Moskva pavilions, mobile teams are working in shopping centers.

“We regularly increase the number of vaccination points and open additional offices in the existing ones. And as the demand grows, we will continue to do so. Moreover, 116 private medical institutions receive vaccines from us free of charge and organize vaccinations. In the near future we are waiting for the registration of Sputnik Light at the federal level, its release into circulation, and we will organize vaccination points for migrants in places convenient for them, ”added Anastasia Rakova.

According to the decree of the chief state sanitary doctor of Moscow, groups of workers have been identified who are subject to compulsory vaccination against coronavirus infection. The share of vaccinated employees in organizations in certain areas must be at least 60 percent. There are about 3.5-4 million such employees in Moscow, some of whom have already been vaccinated.

“Taking into account those already vaccinated and ill six months ago, this is just over two million people. If we also increase the rate of vaccination and continue the same active circulation of citizens and those who work in our organizations without living in Moscow, then we will reach the set schedule and reach 60 percent of those vaccinated with the first vaccine by July 15 and the second vaccine. by August 15, ”said Anastasia Rakova.

From today you can get QR codesfor visiting cafes, restaurants and public events. The deputy mayor recalled that the QR code is available only to those who have received both vaccinations, if it is a two-component drug, or received a single-component vaccine.

Also, those who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months and those who have a negative PCR test (valid for three days from the date of registration of the results in the laboratory) can also receive a QR code.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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