In Russia, they are not going to introduce a lockdown or transfer workers to a remote work format due to monkeypox. This was announced on June 23 by Professor, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalya Pshenichnaya.
“In any case, the spread of monkeypox will not be similar to COVID-19, neither in terms of the speed and scale of spread, nor in terms of peak health, social and economic burdens. There will be no lockdowns, no remote work,” quotes Wheat RIA Novosti.
Monkeypox doesn’t spread as easily or as quickly as COVID-19 or the flu, Pshenichnaya said. One of the main conditions for its transmission is close and prolonged contact with the patient without precautions.
Earlier, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the world is not ready for the possible emergence of a new pandemic. He also noted that humanity should take the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
Fontanka wrote, that the WHO has already counted 2.1 thousand cases of monkeypox in humans in 42 countries. At the same time, the chief sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation, Anna Popova, expressed the opinion that there is no need to massively vaccinate Russians against the new virus today, since it does not have pandemic potential.