Skvortsova: in recent weeks, the Russian Federation has almost been on a plateau for the spread of coronavirus


We were able to significantly reduce the growth rate of coronavirus infection. In fact, in recent weeks we have been almost on the plateau in the number of new cases.

Veronika Skvortsova

Head of the Federal Biomedical Agency (FMBA)

Skvortsova noted that, based on the experience of other countries, after reaching a plateau, fluctuations in the number of those infected can occur.

The head of the FMBA recalled that during the May holidays it is necessary to minimize social contacts. “If there are cottages, you can go to the cottages,” she added. – But people should stay in the dachas [в контакте только] with your family. “

The FMBA has filed an application for registration of tests for antibodies to coronavirus and expects its completion in the near future, said Veronika Skvortsova. “Yesterday, we submitted for registration domestic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay plates for the detection of antibodies G to RNA, respectively, of a virus to antigen. And we hope that today during the day or in the near future these dice will be registered, ”she said.

According to her, the tests have a very high sensitivity, exceeding 95–97% and the minimum possible pseudo-positive and pseudo-negative results.

The head of the FMBA also noted that, first of all, the agency would like to test its employees working in laboratories and medical organizations, and then offer a wider use of tests. “So far we are planning a capacity of about 100 thousand studies per week. This is not very much, in fact, but we are ready to scale it. We are ready with those manufacturers who can replicate such technologies to get in touch and do it, ”Skvortsova added.

More than 3.1 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the world, over 220 thousand have died. In Russia, according to the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, registered 106,498 infections, 11,619 people recovered, 1,073 died. The Russian government launched a resource stopcoronavirus.rf to inform about the situation in the country.


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