started on monday (25) Close Mandatory imposed by the city of Moscow on people over 60 who have not had the Covid-19 vaccine. With only a third of the population immunized, Russia is facing its worst moment since the start of the pandemic. In the past 24 hours, 1,069 deaths were recorded as a result Corona Virus In the country, the number is less than the reality according to experts due to the small number of tests carried out.
Russia has so far seen between 200,000 and 400,000 deaths from Covid-19. The number changes depending on the source, which is a sign of a country where official information is not always reliable.
The distrust of the government is the reason given by many Russians, elderly or not, for not accepting the Sputnik V vaccine, distributed in various places around the world, such as Argentina or Mexico.
“Most people do not trust. They are afraid, they are used to lies and they do not trust authority,” 64-year-old retired Anastasia told reporters. France information.
Like her, 64.4% of Russia’s population has not yet taken a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to data it collected Our world in data.
Unvaccinated elderly people are the majority of Russians who are hospitalized at this time, yet many do not think about accepting vaccination, which has not yet been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the European Union.
With the number of cases increasing, Moscow, focused on the country’s main epidemic, decided to force all residents over the age of 60 to confine themselves from today until at least February 25. Four whole months during the coldest period of the year.
On Monday, many retirees who are still working to complete the low official salary were outraged by the restrictions, which will not only affect seniors.
From Thursday (28), all non-essential services in the capital must be closed for at least 11 days.
Faced with the explosion of cases, President Vladimir Putin decided last week to declare a week of paid leave across the country between October 30 and November 7.
However, epidemiologists warn that the minimum period for obtaining satisfactory results with this procedure will be two weeks.
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