MOSCOW, may 3 — RIA Novosti. The main epidemiologist of Ministry of health, academician Nikolai Briko in an interview with parliamentary newspaper has called the conditions under which the epidemic of the coronavirus can be considered stopped.

According to him, the epidemic situation varies from region to region, while in the last time “was a slight slowing of the development intensity of the epidemic process infection”. Epidemiolog cited the growth of cases COVID-19: if 2 APR patients was 27% more, on may 1, the day their number increased by 6.9%.

the Doctor told me that the decline of the epidemic takes longer than the growth phase and warned against a premature withdrawal of the restrictions imposed due to the spread of the virus.

Pandemic COVID-19 covered the vast majority of countries in the world. According to who, there are more than 3.2 million cases of infection, about 230 thousand patients died and more than a million cured. Most infected and victims identified in the United States, Spain and Italy.

Russia takes the seventh place for number of infections. The country COVID-19 diagnosed 134 687 people (per day 10663 new cases), of which gained more than 16 thousand. Victims of the disease become 1280 patients.

the Russians were asked to stay home during the epidemic. In many regions operates in the transmission mode. In addition, the suspension of international air and rail links.

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