September 04, 2022

COVID Continues


COVID Continues
Oh goody, more COVID news. What is this, 2020? The Russian Life files.

St. Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov announced that the city's COVID restrictions will be renewed until at least October 31.

The guidance first introduced in March 2020 will remain active until further notice. This includes encouraging the wearing of masks and careful disinfection of surfaces.

This is somewhat surprising, as COVID has been in Russia since 2020, and Russia has its own vaccine, called Sputnik. However, Russia's response to the pandemic has been somewhat lackluster, and these continued measures could signal that Russia is doing even worse than we might expect, COVID-wise.

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