According to Doctor of Medical Sciences Dmitry Edelev, the current situation does not require mandatory wearing of masks. In an interview with Radio 1, he emphasized that the current level morbidity remains at a non-critical level. However, the use of masks is recommended for certain social groups, including workers in social institutions, trade and medical organizations, as well as for people with diabetes or chronic lung and heart diseases. Social distancing also remains an important precaution.
Edelev noted that there is currently an increase in the number of diseases among children, and he expects a peak in incidence around mid-to-late October.
Previously, the World Health Organization described the new strain of coronavirus as one of the most aggressive. This subtype of coronavirus was identified in July 2023 and is an “Omicron” variant that causes more severe symptoms and remains dangerous for all age groups.
Rospotrebnadzor emphasized the importance of paying attention to symptoms such as fever, general weakness, nasal congestion, loss of appetite and sense of smell. These symptoms are similar to previous variants of the coronavirus. At the first signs of illness, it is recommended to seek medical help. Symptoms such as cough, gastrointestinal problems and headache have also been reported.