January 18th, Khabirov, President of the Bashkir Republic of Russia, said on his social networking website that the country had decided to issue “e-passports for coronavirus antibodies” to some residents.
This group of people includes: people who have recovered from COVID-19, residents who have antibodies in their bodies or have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Khabirov said that residents with “antibody passports” can not have to comply with relevant epidemic prevention regulations.
At present, the epidemic prevention regulations implemented in the region mainly include: restrictions on the travel of residents aged 65 and chronic diseases, as well as restrictions on the business of the service industry, catering industry, culture and sports industry.
It is reported that residents holding “antibody passports” will also get discounts when spending in supermarkets, gyms and other places.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Bashkir Republic of Russia has exceeded 22,000.
The number of new cases per day in the past two weeks has been about 150.
According to the Russian business consulting website RBC, by the end of last year, more than half of the residents of Ufa, the capital of the Bashkir Republic, had antibodies against the novel coronavirus.
RBC predicts that with the launch of mass vaccination, the Bashkir Republic is expected to defeat the epidemic by the end of 2021.