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Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova held a meeting of the operational headquarters to prevent the import and spread of a new coronavirus infection in Russia.

A new strain SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529) was discovered in South Africa and several other countries. According to Rospotrebnadzor, a distinctive feature of this option is that it has a large number of mutations in the S-protein gene, which can make it more infectious, and also affect the decrease in the effectiveness of antibodies. The situation with the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus is being carefully studied, it is too early to draw final conclusions. This strain has not yet been found on the territory of Russia. The coronavirus test systems that are used in the country are capable of detecting this option.

In connection with the identification of a new strain, the operational headquarters made the following decisions:

from 00 hours 00 minutes on November 28, 2021, to restrict the entry into the territory of Russia of foreign citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Madagascar, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the United Republic of Tanzania, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and foreign nationals staying in these territories within the last 10 days;
Rosturizm to inform tour operators about the decision taken to restrict the entry of foreign citizens from these states;
Rospotrebnadzor, together with the Ministry of Transport, organize express testing for a new coronavirus infection of Russian citizens arriving from the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Madagascar, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Special Administrative Region Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, State of Israel, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and foreign nationals arriving from the People’s Republic of China, State of Israel, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Also ensure control over compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements by the specified persons;
extend the suspension of flights with the United Republic of Tanzania until February 1, 2022 inclusive.

The situation is under the control of the operational headquarters. Additional measures will be taken if necessary.

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