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4:12 PM  April 28, 2021

Restrictions due to COVID extended in Tomsk region till the end of May

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваRestrictions due to COVID extended in Tomsk region till the end of May

TOMSK, Apr 28 – RIA Tomsk. Governor Sergey Zhvachkin on Wednesday extended the restriction regime due to COVID-19 in the Tomsk region until May 31; in his opinion, the region is forced to maintain a number of restrictions until the population has a collective immunity from coronavirus, reports the press service of the regional administration.

Earlier it was reported that a high alert regime was introduced in the Tomsk region on March 31, 2020 to contain the spread of a new coronavirus infection, the last time it was extended until April 30. Mass vaccination in the region began in January 2021. Vaccine shipments are irregular, which is why the campaign even had to be suspended in mid-March. The authorities expect to complete vaccinations in the region in the fall.

According to the press service, on April 28, the governor extended the regime of restrictions in the region until May 31.

"More than 43 thousand residents of the Tomsk region have already delivered both components of the coronavirus vaccine, almost half are people over 60 years old. The vaccination campaign will continue on the May holidays, so that even more people get vaccinated. But until the collective immunity from coronavirus is formed, we are forced to maintain a number of restrictions," – Zhvachkin is quoted.

It is noted that for the period of the regime, the regional operational headquarters, headed by the governor, recommends that all organizations abandon leisure and entertainment events with the direct presence of citizens, including the provision of services in crowded places. Employers should ensure sanitary safety at workplaces and control over the well-being of their employees, if possible – transfer part of the team to remote work.

"The headquarters also reminds that in accordance with the decree of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation, wearing hygienic masks to protect the respiratory organs in places of mass stay of people, in public transport, taxis, in parking lots, in elevators is mandatory on the territory of all regions of Russia," – says the message.

Earlier it was reported that as of April 27, 32,052 people were infected with a new coronavirus infection in the Tomsk region, 31,075 people recovered, 391 died.

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