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Russia maintains voluntary vaccination against Covid-19

Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday reiterated that Russia did not decree mandatory vaccination, although some regions are introducing regulations to deal with the growing spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Replying to journalists about the possibility of the implementation of this measure in the country, the spokesman denied such a provision and stated that these are separate decisions by the heads of the autonomous regions that are taken within the framework of special powers.

Peskov made it clear that decisions on compulsory vaccination in various sectors of the economy are taken in the country at the moment to fight the surge of the pandemic.

Russian health authorities on Monday reported 21,650 new cases with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, so the number of cases rose to 5,472,941, a 0.40-percent increase compared to Sunday.

According to the operational general staff to fight the pandemic, in the past 24 hours, 611 people died of Covid-19, so the death toll rose to 133,893.

On June 17, Peskov said that some regions’ decision to introduce compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 for certain groups of citizens is a move in the right direction.


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