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Moscow residents commented on the current pandemic situation on Saturday, after it was reported that the country was witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
“It’s sad that we haven’t been able to beat this virus. Of course, we would like to defeat it. Maybe everyone should be vaccinated,” one local resident said.
Speaking on the possibility of a lockdown, the resident added that it would not be a ‘great thing’ but it may be ‘necessary’.
According to data released on Saturday by the Russian Government Communications Centre, in the past 24 hours, 57,212 national COVID-19 cases have been detected, including 16094 in Moscow.
SOT, Resident (Russian): “I expect that we will be shifted to a remote working schedule. And I think that sooner or later this will happen. Especially if now is the peak, I think that some restrictions will be introduced.”
SOT, Resident (Russian): “I had the disease, but not with this strain [Omicron], but with Delta. I was seriously sick for a month. I am waiting to be allowed to be vaccinated. That’s why, of course, I would like to appeal to people to take care of themselves, their loved ones and those around them. Let’s get vaccinated, in my opinion, it’s the best way to protect ourselves.”
SOT, Elena, Resident of Moscow (Russian): “It’s sad that we haven’t been able to beat this virus. Of course, we would like to defeat it. Maybe everyone should be vaccinated.”
SOT, Journalist (Russian): “Do you think it is possible to make new restrictions? QR codes, lockdown maybe?”
SOT, Resident (Russian): “You know, I don’t see it [the lockdown] as such a big deal. I certainly understand, maybe [there will be] a lockdown. So cafes and theatres will close, I think. Of course, it’s not such a great thing, but if it’s necessary.”
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