Wishful pondering? Russia will NOT see a second wave of coronavirus, says Ministry of Health


While the world fears a second wave of Covid-19, Russia doesn’t anticipate a big improve within the variety of infections within the autumn, in line with the Ministry of Health’s chief infectious illness specialist.

Vladimir Chulanov defined that the ministry doesn’t “expect a significant rise,” however warned that situations will likely be created for the unfold of airborne infections when college students return to colleges and universities, and when employees return into the workplace after months of working from home.

“It’s more accurate to speak not about a second wave, but about a possible rise in infections during the period of seasonal increase in acute respiratory diseases,” Chulanov mentioned.

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On Friday, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko forecasted that every one coronavirus measures can be lifted by February 2021, after the “formation of herd immunity.”

According to official information, Russia has had 806,720 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19 as of July 25, with 13,192 deaths. 5,871 folks have been identified within the final 24 hours. In comparability to the remainder of the world, Russia has the fourth-highest whole variety of infections, behind the US (4,113,420), Brazil (2,287,475), and India (1,337,024).

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