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Ministry of health allows the introduction of immune passports

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Russia may introduce passports of immunity to coronavirus in Russia. This was announced on Sunday, May 3, by the head of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko on the TV channel “Russia 24”.

“It can be done. We created a certain information resource, and we created it very quickly, in fact, in seven days, and a new program was made, in which today every person who has a coronavirus infection is visible. That is, if there is a question of getting it out of the system and loading it into medical documentation, well, it is not difficult,” Murashko said.

He said that such passports can be introduced by analogy with vaccination certificates.

On May 2, the introduction of immune passports in Russia allowed the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova. However, she clarified that this idea is not being implemented yet, since the resistance of the immune system has not yet been studied.

On April 30, the representative of the world health organization (WHO) in Russia, Melita Vujinovich, said that the presence of antibodies to the coronavirus in a person’s blood does not mean that they can not get sick. She drew attention to the lack of scientific data that would confirm that people who have undergone COVID-19 and developed antibodies to the virus are immune. For this reason, who does not yet recommend that individual governments introduce immune passports or certificates of immunity to the virus, as this may speed up the spread of infection.

On April 22, it was reported that Russian private laboratories expect to offer those who wish to pass an antibody test for coronavirus in may. A number of domestic companies and laboratories are engaged in creating antibody tests.

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“Immunity cards” to the coronavirus will be issued to those who have had the infection in Chile, the country’s health Minister said on April 20. Germany is also planning to introduce such cards.

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