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Moscow introduces mandatory vaccination of 60 percent of service workers

Christian Fernsby |
The relevant decision was made by the chief sanitary doctor of the capital in connection with the severe epidemiological situation.

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The situation with the spread of COVID-19 in the capital continues to develop dramatically, Sergey Sobyanin said in his blog. Today, the capital's hospitals treat more than 12,000 patients who have confirmed the presence of the virus in the body - according to these figures, the city has already reached the level of last year's peaks.

"Over the last 24 hours, more than 70 people have died. You don't want anyone to die like that. Most of these people wouldn't even get sick if they were vaccinated against a cooid in time. When a person gets sick, and especially in severe form, he certainly regrets that he was not vaccinated. But it's too late," the Mayor of Moscow wrote.

He stressed that it is everyone's business to vaccinate or not, except for the possible efforts of doctors to save people. It is possible not to be vaccinated while a person is sitting at home or in the country, but as soon as he goes into public places, he unwittingly becomes a link in the chain of the spread of the virus. "Moreover, if you work in an organization that serves an uncertain circle of people, then in the conditions of the epidemic it is not only your personal business, no matter how individual remedies you use," Sergey Sobyanin said.

Due to the severe epidemiological situation, the chief state sanitary doctor of the capital adopted a decree on mandatory vaccination of workers in the service sector. The decree defining the mechanism and the order of its implementationwas signed by the Mayor of Moscow. The control bodies and the Moscow Departmentof Health will support the implementation of this decision.

"About 20 million people live in the Moscow region. Moscow is at a crossroads of all roads. It is the worst of the pandemic. That is why we first of all need reliable protection from a dangerous disease, from the death of thousands of Muscovites," Sergey Sobyanin said.

According to him, this protection was vaccination. Today, residents of the capital have full access to one of the best and most reliable vaccines - it has already vaccinated more than 1.8 million Muscovites.

"We simply have to do everything to carry out mass vaccination and stop the terrible disease in the shortest possible time. Stop killing thousands of people. Please understand correctly and support this extremely difficult, difficult, but necessary and responsible decision," the Mayor of Moscow added.

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