Russia lifts all coronavirus restrictions as COVID-19 incidence falls 64 times

The Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor) lifted all restrictions that were imposed in Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic. All coronavirus restrictions, including wearing protective masks in public places have been lifted in Russia starting from July 1.

A message posted on the official website of the agency said that the restrictions were lifted due to the ongoing decline in the intensity of the epidemic in Russia and the world. Thus, the weekly incidence rate has decreased by more than 64 times.

"Almost all confirmed cases of the disease (93 percent) are mild (in the form of an acute respiratory illness) or asymptomatic,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

Nevertheless, the agency will continue to monitor the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia afterwards. The restrictions can be reinstated should the epidemic situation aggravate, the agency said.

As many as 3,155 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in Russia over the past 24 hours, operational headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus infection said on Friday, July 1. As many as 1,148 people have been hospitalized, 3,388 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. Fifty-three people died of coronavirus in one day.

Over the entire period of the pandemic, 381,165 people have died in the country.

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Author`s name: Editorial Team, Editor: Dmitry Sudakov