Russia recorded yet another daily record for coronavirus fatalities on Tuesday, as rapidly rising infection rates put a strain on the country’s healthcare system and led the government to propose proclaiming a week of rest for workers. The governmental task force recorded 1,015 coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours, the most significant number of deaths documented since the beginning of the outbreak. The overall death toll now stands at 225,325 – by far the most considerable figure ever recorded in Europe. It also recorded 33,740 new infections during the course of the previous day.
New Daily Record For The Number Of People Who Die From The Coronavirus.
In response to an increase in the number of illnesses and fatalities, Acting Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova proposed instituting a weeklong nonworking period beginning Oct. 30, including an additional public holiday. She said that the Cabinet would approach President Vladimir Putin to get his approval for the action.
According to Putin’s administration, a fresh national lockdown, such as the one that was imposed early in the epidemic and inflicted severe economic damage and Putin’s popularity, is not on the table.
Because of low vaccination rates, a lax public mentality toward taking precautions, and the government’s unwillingness to tighten regulations, daily coronavirus fatality figures have been rising for many weeks and recently surpassed 1,000 for the first time.
Because it was only evaluated on a few dozen people at the time, Russia boasted about being the first nation in the world to authorize a coronavirus immunization in August 2020. After the world’s first satellite, the vaccine was proudly named Sputnik V to highlight the country’s scientific accomplishments.
Although praising Sputnik and 3 other local vaccines produced later, the Russian state-controlled media was critical of the alleged faults in Western-made injections, a contentious message that so many observers viewed as fueling popular skepticism about vaccinations.
In the face of widespread vaccination reluctance, authorities have increased their pressure on medical professionals, teachers, and other public employees to receive the injections, but uptake has remained slow.
According to the government’s coronavirus task group, about 45 million Russians, or 32 percent of the country’s roughly 146 million inhabitants, have received a complete vaccination against the virus. Putin has highlighted the need for widespread vaccination, but he has also stressed that immunization should be entirely voluntary.
Authorities have set up vaccination stations in shopping centers and other public places outside of clinics. They have attempted to encourage more people to get the shots through lotteries, bonuses, and other incentives. However, none of these efforts has resulted in a significant increase in the pace of the campaign.
Even though the government has done all possible to make vaccinations widely accessible, Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that the administration could have been more aggressive in its attempts to promote immunization.
When asked whether the government might allow the importation of foreign vaccinations to assist in increasing adoption, Peskov responded that vaccine skepticism isn’t confined to local injections and that the government should reconsider. He also stressed that the problem should be resolved on an equal footing with everyone else.