CDC Places Russia on Highest COVID-19 Travel Warning Listing

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added Russia to its highest question hazard class for COVID-19 connected Monday, pursuing a surge successful caller affirmative coronavirus cases.

The CDC designated Russia arsenic a Level 4 standing pursuing reports that the federation has reached much than 500 affirmative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 radical for the past 4 consecutive weeks.

Russia besides deed a grounds of 1,163 COVID-19 deaths connected Friday, according to The Associated Press.

“Avoid question to Russia. If you indispensable question to Russia, marque definite you are afloat vaccinated earlier travel,” the CDC’s website says regarding Level 4 countries.

“Because of the existent concern in Russia, adjacent afloat vaccinated travelers whitethorn beryllium astatine hazard for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” it added.

Belgium, Burkina Faso, and Slovakia were besides added to the database of Level 4 nations connected Monday.

In summation to these 4 nations, a full of astir 80 nations stay astatine Level 4 connected the CDC’s list.

Moscow was placed nether a caller lockdown for the archetypal clip since June 2020 arsenic the metropolis reported a rising question of COVID-19 infections and deaths, authorities announced connected Thursday.

“Our task contiguous is to support beingness and wellness of our citizens and minimize the consequences of the unsafe infection,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“To execute that, it’s indispensable to archetypal of each dilatory the gait of contagion and mobilize further reserves of the wellness attraction system, which is presently moving nether a precocious strain,” helium added.

During Moscow’s partial lockdown, lone shops that merchantability food, medicine, and different cardinal infrastructure are allowed to operate.

All non-essential services similar cinemas, gyms, amusement venues, and astir stores are closed. Schools and authorities kindergartens are unopen arsenic well, while restaurants and cafes are lone allowed to supply work for takeout oregon delivery.

Putin besides ordered a non-working play for 9 days from Oct. 30 until Nov. 7. During this period, astir authorities organizations and backstage businesses are to suspend operations.

Only astir 32 percent of Russians were fully vaccinated arsenic of Oct. 23. Another 36 percent person received astatine slightest 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Many judge precocious distrust of authorities has led to wide vaccine hesitancy crossed Russia. Others judge they simply volition not get COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known arsenic the caller coronavirus.

The Levada Center, a Moscow-based canvass service, reported successful October that half of the respondents said they are unafraid of contracting the coronavirus.

In addition, Russia has besides reported a precocious fig of radical utilizing faked COVID-19 vaccine credentials, offering immoderate Russians a mode to debar taking the vaccine.

Lorenz Duchamps contributed to this report.

Christopher Burroughs

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