Moscow, ap. The situation in Russia is bad due to the corona epidemic. Record patients died in a single day on Wednesday after the start of the epidemic in the country. The Government Corona Virus Task Force reported 984 deaths due to corona infection in the last 24 hours. The vaccination rate here is very slow and restrictions are not being tightened either. For the last few weeks, a record number of people are dying every day due to corona infection in the country. The infection rate has reached an all-time high. 28 thousand 717 new cases were confirmed in the country on Wednesday.
The Kremlin has blamed weak vaccination rates for rising infections and deaths. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Tuesday that about 43 million people, or about 29 percent of the country’s population, have been fully immunized. President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need to accelerate vaccination rates, but he has also cautioned against forcing people to get vaccinated by administrative pressure.
Dismissal of implementing nationwide lockdown
Experts have blamed the skepticism and propaganda about the vaccine for the slow pace of vaccination. The Kremlin rejected the imposition of a nationwide lockdown. The economy was badly hit after the lockdown was imposed during the start of the pandemic and Putin’s ratings were also affected.
So far 78 lakh cases have been reported in the country
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that 11% of Russia’s 2.35 thousand hospitalized patients remain in critical condition. Overall, according to the Corona Virus Task Force of Russia, 78 lakh cases have been reported in the country so far and two lakh 19 thousand 329 people have died.