Former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko praised the conditions of lifting the restrictive measures because of the coronavirus, which is called the main epidemiologist of Ministry of health of Russia Nikolay Briko. His words RIA Novosti reported.

Onishchenko said that Russia had never brought a level of immunity to 95 percent, and there is no need. He believes that population-based threshold for low-contagion work and at lower figures. In addition, Onishchenko is confident that the Russians will be immune to the coronavirus.


Briko previously stated that the restrictive measures can be removed when 60-70 percent of the citizens will find immunity to COVID-19. According to him, this is the level that will allow us to say that if the agent introduction, he at least will spread and cause new diseases in this category of persons.

In Russia the total number of cases infected with coronavirus has reached 344 481 85 regions. For the last day of the coronavirus identified from 8599 man is the lowest figure for the last three weeks. For the entire period recorded 3541 fatal, recovered 113 299 people.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said on may 22 that Russia has reached a plateau in the spread of the coronavirus. According to her, the current situation in the country is defined as “stable enough”, but in the near future you must still comply with all the requirements and to show “special attention”.