January 14 According to a report by Russian Satellite Network on the 14th, Sergei Sobianin, the mayor of Moscow, Russia, said he hoped that Moscow citizens would be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as soon as possible.
In addition, he signed an order authorizing students in grades 1 to 11 of Moscow Primary and Secondary School to resume the regular teaching model from January 18.
According to reports, Sobianin pointed out that the epidemic situation in Moscow is still uncertain for the time being.
On the one hand, the New Year holiday has stopped the growth of the disease, and the vaccination rate is accelerating, with thousands of Moscow citizens vaccinated every day. On the other hand, the hospitalization rate of patients has not decreased significantly.
At present, the number of coronavirus cases in Moscow still ranks first in Russia, with a total of 871,535 infections in the city, including 4,320 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
The cumulative number of cured patients is 715,438, and 12,173 deaths.
“Please don’t delay vaccination,” Sobianen wrote in his blog.
“The sooner we form herd immunity, the sooner the city will get back to normal life.”
He signed the order earlier saying “Moscow secondary education institutions will resume normal in-person teaching as of January 18, 2021.” The order provides for the restoration of preferential and free treatment for these students’ transportation trips.
Sobianin also said that Moscow will extend all epidemic prevention restrictions by one week except for students going to school.
Russia’s COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters announced on the 13th that in the past 24 hours, 22,850 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Russia have reached a total of 3,471,053.