Moscow, February 16 The Russian Coronavirus Prevention and Control Headquarters announced on the 16th that in order to prevent the spread of mutant coronavirus, the flight interruption in the United Kingdom will be extended to March 16.
In December 2020, the United Kingdom announced the discovery of two mutant coronavirus cases.
Russia has extended the interruption of flights with the United Kingdom from December 22 to December 29, 2020, after which Russia has extended the interruption several times.
The Russian Federal Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Supervision Bureau announced on the 16th that according to the controlled trial, the two coronavirus vaccines currently in use in Russia, “Sputnik-V” and “EpiVacCorona”, can effectively fight against the mutant novel coronavirus found in the UK.
In addition, the “EpiVacCorona” coronavirus vaccine is also effective against mutant coronaviruses found in South Africa and Brazil.
Recently, the epidemic situation in Russia has eased.
According to the data released by the Russian Coronavirus Prevention and Control Command on the 16th, 13,233 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been added in Russia in the past day, the lowest number in a single day since October 10 last year.
At present, more than 4.099 million people have been infected with COVID-19 across Russia.