Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the Russia is handling the coronavirus pandemic very well and that the spread of the virus in the country remains stable, TASS reports.
“The situation in the country, according to experts, remains stable,” Putin said. The president stressed that the figures are well known. According to the statistical data, as the president cited them, Russia detects around 8,000 cases every day.
Putin urged to carry on with the active vaccination and testing of the population for coronavirus. “We need to continue to actively test and vaccinate,” he said, emphasizing that these are two crucial components in order to overcome the pandemic and its after-effects.
In the meantime, close to 21.5 mln Russians have already been inoculated against coronavirus, Putin said. “We have 21.5 mln people who have been already vaccinated. The country’s results are very good,” he said.
At the moment, Russia has four vaccines registered: Sputnik V and Sputnik Light from the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, EpiVacCorona by the Vector State Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology, and CoviVac vaccine by the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center. Vaccines Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona, and CoviVac are two-component, Sputnik Light is a one-component vaccine.