Coronavirus: a high-alert status due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 will last in Vologda Region till March 31.
On March 1st the Vologda Region Governor held a meeting with local government members and discussed the development of the coronavirus pandemic and preventive measures.
During the meeting 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 decrease rate of new cases of the coronavirus infection.
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.
Mr. Kuvshinnikov said that almost 61% of the region's hospital beds for coronavirus patients are currently occupied. The Vologda Region confirmed 157 Covid-19 cases on March 1, bringing its official number of cases to 39415.
“We are maintaining a high alert level and are asking people in all earnest to follow the advice on infection prevention rules, use of face masks and social distancing is a must”, said Mr. Kuvshinnikov.
The region began its vaccination campaign in December 2020, making its first vaccine against the coronavirus available to high-risk groups (namely, teachers, doctors, and social workers). Mass vaccination of the entire population against COVID-19 started on January 18th.