MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
According to the Mayor of Moscow, if it is possible to ensure strict compliance with the existing restrictions, then there will be a chance to stabilize the situation.
The number of detected cases of COVID-19 exceeds three thousand daily. The number of hospitalizations is also growing, Sergei Sobyanin said. in my blog.
“We have opened reserve hospitals in Sokolniki and Krylatskoye. Probably, soon it will be necessary to make a decision on reopening of hospitals at VDNKh and Kashirskoye highway, ”the Moscow Mayor wrote.
According to him, the two-week school holidays, the transition to remote work and home mode for Muscovites over 65 influenced the number of passengers on public transport. Metro loading decreased by 800 thousand passengers, ground transport – by 400 thousand per day.
“Formally, the numbers are large. Nevertheless, the decline was only 10-11 percent compared to mid-September, which is clearly not enough, “added Sergei Sobyanin.
In addition, the number of passengers over 65 years old and suffering from chronic diseases in public transport practically did not decrease, although it is these citizens who are in the main risk group. So, now in coronavirus hospitals, about 50 percent of patients are people aged 65 plus.
“People with chronic illnesses put themselves at unwarranted risk if they continue to lead their normal lives. According to doctors, more than half of Muscovites who died of covid had serious chronic pathologies, primarily diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, ”the Moscow Mayor said.
The city has taken additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infection. In particular, the list of chronic diseases, in the presence of which it is necessary to stay at home, has been expanded. It now includes diabetes. In addition, free travel for elderly Muscovites and chronically ill citizens has been temporarily suspended. However, in some cases it will be possible to use a social card.
“The question is rightly asked: how to go to city polyclinics and oncologic dispensaries to receive emergency care? If we are talking about dialysis sessions, chemotherapy courses and other types of treatment for urgent indications, then during the day of the appointment to the doctor the social card will be unlocked, ”wrote Sergei Sobyanin.
According to him, the next week will be decisive in many respects: if it is possible to ensure strict compliance with the current restrictions, then there will be a chance to stop the growth of morbidity and stabilize the situation without additional restrictive measures.
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