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Putin announced a national holiday to response to rising COVID-19

Putin announced a national holiday to response to rising COVID-19 epidemic



 

Putin announced a national holiday to response to rising COVID-19 epidemic

 

On October 20, local time, Russian President Putin officially announced that in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Russia will have a national holiday from October 30 to November 7.

 

Putin stated that various local governments in Russia can advance the holiday on October 23 or extend the holiday after November 7 according to the actual situation of the local epidemic. He also said that vaccination against the COVID-19 is an important measure for epidemic prevention, and he instructed all parts of the country to further increase the vaccination rate.

 

Recently, the number of new cases of COVID-19 pneumonia in Russia has increased rapidly. As of 11:30 on October 20, Moscow time, Russia has confirmed a total of 8094825 cases and a total of 226,353 deaths.

 

 

Putin calls on the Russian people to actively vaccinate: vaccination is better than contracting the COVID-19

According to RIA Novosti, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video conference with Russian government officials on the 20th local time. At the meeting, Putin called on the Russian people to actively vaccinate, saying that vaccinations are better than being infected with the COVID-19 virus.

 

Putin announced a national holiday to response to rising COVID-19 epidemicRIA Novosti: Putin said that vaccination is better than contracting new coronavirus

 

Putin said that day: “It’s best to get vaccinated. Why wait for the disease and its serious consequences?”

 

Putin also said: “I once again call on all of our people to actively vaccinate (vaccinations). This is about your protection, your safety, your lives, and finally the health of your loved ones.”

 

According to a report from the Russian Epidemic Prevention Headquarters on the 19th, the country had 33,740 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 on the 18th, and 1015 new deaths. Both data set a new high since the beginning of the Russian epidemic last year. A total of 8,060,752 confirmed cases and a total of 225,325 deaths were reported.

 

According to official Russian data, as of the 15th, 51 million people in Russia have completed at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and more than 47.55 million people have completed two doses of vaccination, accounting for about one-third of the Russian population.

Russian virologist and communication academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lukashev said on the 18th that only when more than 80% of the population has completed the vaccination, it is possible to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

 

Putin announced a national holiday to response to rising COVID-19 epidemic

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