December 23 According to a report by Russian Satellite Network on the 22nd, Popova, director of the Russian Federation’s Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Supervision Bureau and National Chief Epidemic Prevention Officer, said that no mutant novel coronavirus reported by the United Kingdom has been found in Russia at present.
She also said that the Russian vaccine was found to be effective against the new strain.
According to the report, Popova said that the Russian “Vector” Virology and Biotechnology Research Center found a total of 1,424 variants from more than 5,000 biological samples from all over Russia, but “no variant has changed the transmission and pathogenicity of the virus”.
Popova pointed out that “under such close monitoring, research in Russia has not found those mutations reported by the British side.” She believes that there is no obvious risk now.
In addition, Popova pointed out that the statement of the National Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of Gamarea and the confirmation of the “Vector” Virology and Biotechnology Research Center prove that the effectiveness of the vaccine in combating new strains will not be affected in any way, and the vaccine will remain effective.
Popova said that there were signs of stabilization in the COVID-19 epidemic in Russia.
At present, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country exceeds 2.87 million, and the number of deaths exceeds 50,000.