Until March 2020 in Russia was a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, so the Russians could not recover in January and February, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova in an interview for the film Naila Asker-zade “Dangerous virus” on TV channel “Russia 1”, reports TASS.

“In the Russian Federation, while coronavirus, here it is the coronavirus, is not one of several dozen, namely the coronavirus, then in Russia, and Moscow was not, it is absolutely for certain on the proven fact that the immunity of our fellow citizens have a very small percentage of the population”, — said Popov in conversation about the emergence of infection in the Russian border.

In recent days across Russia revealed 9623 thousand new cases, of which more than 46 percent of the patients had any clinical manifestations of the disease. Died, according to official figures, 57 patients with the coronavirus recovered 1793 man. The total number of infected during the epidemic — 124 054.


Earlier on 2 may it was reported that scientists of the laboratory of innovation the Singapore University of technology and design has adjusted the forecast for the end of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Russia. According to the revised forecast, the epidemic should end on 8 August. While 99% of all cases of the disease should be revealed on 3 July.