Rospotrebnadzor introduced anti-epidemic measures in Moscow due to influenza
Masks have so far been recommended to be worn only by doctors.
In Russia, over the past week, the incidence of SARS and influenza has increased by 35%. At the same time, a large proportion of infections are due to the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu, due to which a pandemic was declared in the world in 2009-2010. At the moment, H1N1 cases have been detected in 82 regions, including Moscow. By messages Moscow Rospotrebnadzor, the incidence rate in the city exceeded the threshold values both among adults and among children from 7 to 14 years old. However, the department noted that, in general, the growth rate of the incidence is declining. And today, the Department of Health announced that this week the growth rate of hospitalizations has decreased by 15%. In addition, according to Rospotrebnadzor, 59.2% of Muscovites were vaccinated against influenza.
Nevertheless, today in the Moscow Rospotrebnadzor introduced additional anti-epidemic measures and recommendations. They say that in departments of the Moscow government, medical and educational organizations, large industrial enterprises, hotels, transport facilities, catering and trade establishments, it is recommended to vaccinate at least 75% of employees against influenza. Those employees who feel unwell are advised not to be allowed to work, and are also asked to disinfect and ventilate the premises more often.
In addition, Moscow hospitals again introduced a ban on visiting patients by relatives. In all medical and social institutions, employees are advised to wear masks, ventilate the premises more often, and measure the temperature of patients at the entrances to polyclinics (however, this rule has not disappeared anywhere since covid).