Ministry of health: forecasts for coronavirus in Russia, but prepare for a massive infection

Moscow, February 4 – “News.Economy.” Despite the lack of forecasts on the spread of the coronavirus in Russia, the Ministry of health is preparing for possible mass disease, said Deputy Minister of health Sergey Kraevoy.

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“I did not deny or confirm. Say what the press is, largely, the infection affects male representatives of the Mongoloid race. How will develop this infection in our country – I can’t predict,” said Regional, reports “Interfax”.

however, “this does not compel us to be comforted, we still are preparing for a possible large-scale infection,” said the Deputy Minister.

meanwhile, the experts drew attention to the fact that arose in the Chinese city of Wuhan 2019 new coronavirus-nCoV may only affect the ethnic Chinese and individuals of the Mongoloid race. Thus in mass media there was speculation about an artificial origin of the coronavirus.

Outbreak of pneumonia in the Chinese city of Wuhan was launched in December 2019, the causative agent was a previously unknown coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The world health organization (who) in late January declared the outbreak an emergency situation of international importance. Text: News.Economy