In a situation with epidemic COVID-19 in Russia there has been a "good sign" said in a broadcast on NSN, the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science, the former head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko, pointing to the reduction of the rate of spread of the coronavirus.

"the Reduction of morbidity is a good sign that we’re going to start working on rehabilitation centers and their closure", – said the Deputy.

At the same time, Onishchenko urged to refrain from "excessive optimism," noting that we need to continue to work on combating the spread of infection.

"of Course, the situation in the country is very different. And Moscow is the most troubled region on the spread of the coronavirus. We need to continue to be meticulous, precise and careful work to analyze how much per day revealed new patients, how many of them belong to the category of subject for hospitalization," he said.

The MP also urged the Russians to discipline, citing the example of Sweden, which is without rigid restrictive measures during a pandemic.

"Everything will be fine. I’m sure if we don’t lose the responsibility that is required of us today, we will get the desired effect. And he will, if we are to take responsibility for your own health, at least half as well as in Sweden, which is due to the attitude of the population towards their health has imposed only two restrictions – the constant hand washing and social distance", – concluded Onishchenko.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus in the world exceeded 3.8 million, died more than 265 thousand. Currently, Russia ranks fifth in the world in the number of people infected with coronavirus. The country recorded 676 198 cases COVID-19, 31 916 patients recovered. Victims of the disease became 1827 people.

Russians asked during the epidemic to stay home. In many regions, including Moscow and the Moscow region, entered admission. In addition, the suspension of international air and rail links.