The spread of the Corona virus in Russia continues to rage. Russian authorities on Thursday (14/10) local time reported a record number of daily infection cases and deaths over the past 24 hours. The record high during this pandemic comes at a time when the country’s vaccination efforts have been slow and few restrictions have been put in place.
As reported by the AFP news agency on Friday (10/15/2021), Russian authorities recorded 31,299 new cases of COVID-19 and 986 coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing Russia’s total death toll now to 220,315 – the highest death toll in Europe. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia
The soaring outbreak comes at a time when only 31 percent of Russians are fully vaccinated, according to the Gogov website, which counts COVID-19 data from Russian regions.
The Russian government has balked at reintroducing sweeping restrictions, although it admits the country’s low vaccination rate is “unacceptable”. This week, the Russian government has said that authorities must ensure “the economy continues to work.” Politik Rusia
On Thursday (14/10) local time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov once again ruled out a lockdown, saying authorities should “continue to explain to people the need to be vaccinated”.
“It’s irresponsible not to get the vaccine,” he told reporters.
But Peskov added that Russia’s healthcare system was ready to deal with a surge in COVID-19 patients, saying hospitals were not “overwhelmed”.
“The entire medical infrastructure is mobilized,” he said. Ekonomi Rusia
Independent polls show that more than half of Russians do not plan to be vaccinated. Politik Indonesia