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The Indian strain of the coronavirus is more contagious than the Wuhan strain, and the disease progresses faster.

Due to the difficult situation with COVID-19, the burden on the Moscow health care system has doubled. Told about it Sergei Sobyanin in an interview with the program “News on Saturday”TV channel “Russia 1”.

“We hospitalize about two thousand people a day! We are only hospitalizing, and how many people come to examine the patient, bring him to the CT center, and take pictures. This whole story, of course, creates tremendous stress for the medical system, which is almost completely mobilized, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

In the city, 20 thousand beds have been mobilized to treat patients with coronavirus, more than 14 thousand are currently employed. Moreover, about 35 thousand beds work for planned and emergency care in Moscow, and 20 thousand were created only for patients with COVID-19, that is, in fact, a second health care system has been formed in the city.

The mayor of Moscow noted that the city has coped with the Wuhan strain of the coronavirus, which almost no one is sick with. If a new mutation of the virus had not appeared, Moscow would have already emerged from the pandemic, because about 60 percent of residents either got sick or were vaccinated, herd immunity began to form.

The new mutation is much more dangerous. The World Health Organization has admitted that it is twice as infectious as the Wuhan strain. In addition, the disease progresses much faster.

“If before two weeks there was an incubation period, while a person fell ill, sat at home, looked at the situation, checked the temperature, and only then the disease itself began to develop, today it happens faster – up to five days,” the Moscow Mayor explained. “The situation is such that we are essentially experiencing anew the pandemic.”

Due to a new outbreak in the capital, restrictive measures are being introduced. Starting June 28, Moscow employers will again need to switch to remote work mode at least 30 percent of employees. This should include all employees over 65 years of age, as well as those with chronic illnesses. This requirement does not apply to those who are critical to the workplace for the smooth functioning of the organization. When determining the number of workers to switch to telecommuting, people who have been vaccinated are not counted.

In Moscow, a remote mode of work is introduced for 30 percent of employees, except for those who were vaccinated

From June 28 in Moscow, to visit cafes and restaurants, as well as public events of more than 500 people, you must receive a special QR code. This can be done inelectronic medical record, the EMIAS.INFO mobile application or on the portal. And also on the website / gr, a single portal of state and municipal services, in the appendix “State services. Stop Coronavirus ”, the reception or the infomat of the city polyclinic.

QR codes will be available to vaccinated citizens who have had COVID-19 in the past six months, or those who have a negative PCR test valid for three days from the date of registration of the test results in the laboratory. Pass the PCR testnecessary in one of the laboratories in Moscow connected to the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System.

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