Rospotrebnadzor (RPN) recommends that Russians at risk wear protective masks in public places due to the spread of more contagious subvariants of the Omicron coronavirus strain. Over the past day in the Russian Federation revealed 9.5 thousand new cases of COVID-19.

“Despite the fact that the disease caused by new sub-variants of the Omicron strain often takes the form of SARS, the new coronavirus infection poses a significant threat to vulnerable categories of citizens. To reduce the risk of infection, the RPN recommends wearing masks in crowded places and when using public transport, as well as using hand sanitizers,” the press service of the sanitary department said.

In addition, Rospotrebnadzor instructed the heads of departments of the department in the regions to organize a campaign to inform people about ways to prevent coronavirus in the summer.

Over the past week, the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia has increased by 68%. Over the past day, doctors recorded 9,560 new cases of coronavirus. 1,962 people were hospitalized. 48 patients died.

Since July 1, all restrictions imposed due to covid have been lifted in Russia. In July, the first cases of infection with a new subvariant of the centaur omicron strain were detected in the country. Roszdravnadzor recommended resuming active vaccination in the regions.