there is no need to resume the mask regime in Tatarstan now —

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“Then everything will depend on the epidemiological situation”

As Realnoe Vremya Leila Fazleeva, Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan and head of the Republican operational headquarters to combat the spread of COVID-19, told Realnoe Vremya Leila Fazleeva, the incidence of the coronavirus in the republic is currently at a low level and the intensity of the epidemic process is not observed. The epidemic process is stable, however, as noted by the Deputy Prime Minister, its rise in autumn is not excluded. Then, with the complication of the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 and given the seasonal increase in the incidence of SARS and influenza, it is possible to resume the mask regime.

“No one, not you or me, will be able to tell now when it might happen – in August, in the middle of the month or at the end, in September and so on. All indicators are tracked daily. At the moment, there is no It is not necessary to resume the mask regime. Then everything will depend on the epidemiological situation,” said Leyla Fazleeva.


The head of the operational headquarters advised the inhabitants of the republic to timely revaccination, as well as to observe preventive measures, which will prevent an increase in the incidence of coronavirus in Tatarstan.

Over 153,000 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Tatarstan

Meanwhile, in the regions of Russia, an increase in cases of COVID-19 infection began to be recorded. Epidemiologists report that the Omicron BA.5 strain began to actively spread in various countries around the world. Anatoly Altstein, a virologist and chief researcher at the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, said Omicron BA.5 has spawned all over the world, in many countries. Those countries that have lagged behind, now it’s starting to increase there. We belong to this category. Therefore, we are on the rise. I think in about a month there will probably be a peak and then everything will go down. »

According to the Federal Operations Center, 1,664 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in the country in the past day, up 119.2% from July 25. An increase in the number of cases was noted in 70 regions, while a decrease in hospitalization cases with a diagnosis of COVID-19 was recorded in 14 subjects.

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It should be recalled that Rospotrebnadzor warned that in the context of an increase in the incidence of anti-Covid-19 restrictions could start to take effect again: “In general, there has been a trend of increasing incidence of coronavirus in the Russian Federation. In the event of a deterioration of the situation related to COVID-19, the restrictive measures may be resumed. »

In total, more than 18.5 million Russians have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. In Tatarstan, on the morning of July 26, 153,619 cases of COVID-19 infection were detected.

Summer vacation without a mask

Recall that in Tatarstan the mask regime was suspended at the beginning of summer — on June 6, the corresponding decree of the Republican government was issued. The head of the press service of the President of the Republic, Lilia Galimova, explained that the decision was taken against the background of a decrease in the incidence of COVID-19.

At the same time, residents of Tatarstan over 65 and citizens with chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system are recommended to wear masks in crowded places, it follows from the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the republic. They are also recommended for people with cancer, pregnant women, patients with obesity and immunodeficiency, regardless of age.


The mask regime has been suspended across Russia. Rospotrebnadzor announced its cancellation among all other weed control measures on July 1. The next day, the resolution signed by the head of the department, Anna Popova, entered into force.

A week after the “manumission” of Rospotrebnadzor, on July 8, the authorities of Tatarstan decided to suspend the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic dated March 19, 2020 No. 208 “On measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection in the Republic of Tatarstan”. Since that day, restrictions on the number of people present at leisure, shows, physical culture, sports, exhibitions, educational events, advertising have ceased to apply. The registry office has also resumed normal operations – any number of wedding ceremony guests are permitted.

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