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12 April 2021, 16:15

Mayor orders to speed up Minsk vaccination campaign

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MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) – Minsk Mayor Vladimir Kukharev has given an instruction to step up vaccination against COVID-19 in the capital city, BelTA informs with reference to the Telegram channel Minsk. Official.

The epidemiological situation in the city was discussed by the Minsk City Council on 12 April. According to the data announced at the meeting, more than 22,000 people in the capital city have already got their shots, including 73% of employees of care homes for children and adults, 32% of health workers, 13.8% of social workers and 9.8% of employees of educational institutions. The mayor called the vaccination coverage in Minsk insufficient and gave an instruction to rectify the situation in the next two weeks. The top priority is to vaccinate as many education, health and social workers as possible.

The meeting also discussed compliance with safety requirements in crowded places. Since the beginning of the year, Belarus' public health watchdog has inspected 513 facilities; violations have been reported in 90 of them. Most of the violations had to do with the mask use. This requirement was not observed in catering facilities (56%), retail outlets (27%) and public transport (26%). Twenty-six officials were fined, 24 orders to suspend trade and provision of services, as well as 56 recommendations were issued.

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