Coronavirus: a high-alert status due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 will last in Vologda Region til January 15, 2021.
On November 25th the Vologda Region Governor held a videoconference meeting with experts on the development of the coronavirus pandemic and preventive measures.
The Vologda Region Government takes all possible measures aimed to contain the spread of coronavirus infection and to reduce social contacts frequency that can contribute to the virus spread.
Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov who heads the Emergency Headquarters for Infection Control in the region briefed on the current situation at the health care facilities and on the growth rate of new cases of the coronavirus infection.
Mr. Kuvshinnikov said that almost 80% of the region's hospital beds for coronavirus patients are currently occupied. The Vologda Region confirmed 255 Covid-19 cases on November 25, bringing its official number of cases to 10774. Ten people died in the past 24 hours. Doctors, nurses and all medical personnel continue to work intensely.
The Governor stressed that at this very moment the local hospitals are ready to repurpose an additional 300 beds (150 beds in Cherepovets and 150 beds in Vologda) to accommodate those infected with a coronavirus infection and provide them with the necessary treatment.
The Governor warned that simultaneously catching the common cold and the virus as winter approaches was particularly dangerous for people and those with chronic illnesses.
Vologda authorities recommended that the region's senior citizens over 65 years of age should stay at home due to an increased number of COVID-19 infections. Vologda residents over 65 years of age and younger citizens with chronic illnesses should not, unless absolutely necessary, leave their homes. Volunteers will deliver groceries and medicals for elderly residents.
The Vologda Region continues to impose coronavirus-related restrictions. Cinemas, theaters and concert halls will be allowed to fill no more than 25% of seats. All sporting events will be held without spectators. The top leadership of the Vologda Region prohibited entertainment events and work of enterprises in the food service industry from 22:00 to 08:00 due to the situation with the spread of the coronavirus infection. The four square meter rule applies to the outside areas of food and drink venues, such as restaurants, cafes and bars.
“The restrictions are absolutely necessary in order to slow the spread of coronavirus infection and reduce the number of cases,” said Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov at a meeting of the Emergency Headquarters for Infection Control.