WHO assessed the risk of worsening of the epidemiological situation in Russia due to the opening of the borders with China 05:59

Melita Vujnovic, the official representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, evaluated the risk of worsening of the epidemiological situation in the country in connection with the opening of the borders with China. It has been reported DEA News.

According to Vujnovic, in the current environment, the export of coronavirus cases from China “is unlikely to significantly change the risk for Europe and Russia unless it coincides with the emergence and spread of a new variant of COVID-19.” ”

“The information received so far on variants circulating in China (genome sequencing data) shows that these are variants that were previously circulating and circulating in the European region and Russia,” he said.

As Vujnovic points out, these variants of coronavirus infection “do not currently change the degree of risk,” according to estimates from the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

He also stressed the need for continued attention and surveillance to understand whether new COVID-19 variants will emerge and whether they will become so-called “variants of concern”.

Previously, ATOR, Russian tour operators The first tickets are sold To China, on easing restrictions against the coronavirus in that country.

Source: Gazeta


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