Virologists said the new wave of coronavirus in Russia

Head of the laboratory of ecology of microorganisms, School of Biomedicine, far Eastern Federal University Mikhail shchelkanov believes that Russia may come second wave of coronavirus.

"In two weeks we will feel for yourself the surge, which is observed in European countries", — he said in an interview with Ura.ru.

According to him, the increase in morbidity is possible in the European territory of the country, especially in major cities. In addition, the situation may deteriorate in Vladivostok. Virologist explained that the people of China are returning home from other countries through the Russian far East that has a negative impact on the epidemiological situation in the region.

In turn, Director of the Institute of public health HSE Larisa Popovich comments RBC stressed that the spread of coronavirus in Russia could increase if citizens cease to take precautions.

She added that the risk of importing COVID-19 from abroad is very small.

"The fact that Russia is not now a second wave from Europe — it is clear," she said.

Commenting on the forecast shchelkanova, the head of the Department of Microbiology of latent infections nits of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei Viktor Zuev said that Russia is unlikely to come the second wave of the coronavirus, as the government ceased regular and Charter connections with other countries.

"I think that two weeks is too early. I think that the second wave should come in the fall, comes the flu in the fall", — quotes its words of NSN.

The Director of the European regional office of the world health organization Hans Kluge reported that the region for the first time in several months there has been a significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19. He stressed that if not to stop the ongoing process, Europe will again be "on the brink".

In March, the world health organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus infection by the pandemic. According to who, the world infected with about of 9.47 million, 484 thousand died.

In Russia the total number of cases of coronavirus infection has reached 620 thousand, more than 384 thousand patients recovered, more than 8.7 thousand died. As stated by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, in compliance with sanitary norms and safety measures, it is unlikely that the country will be a second wave of the epidemic.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.