Mayor says about 50% of Muscovites are immune to COVID

20:47, 26 November 2020
Mayor says about 50% of Muscovites are immune to COVID Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/

About 50% of Moscow's population are immune to COVID-19, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said.

The studies carried out in Moscow show that about 50% of our population already have an immune response to coronavirus. These are t-cell immunity, antibodies, and so on, Sobyanin noted.

However, Sobyanin added that there are no guarantees that re-infection will not occur in the future, Russia 24 reported.

According to the mayor, vaccination of the population remains the most critical component of the fight against infection.

Earlier, Sergey Sobyanin said that the city's restrictive measures to curb coronavirus spread were yielding results. Among the 'unpleasant' measures, he named restrictions on nightclubs and restaurants' work and the transition to distance learning in schools, colleges, and universities.

There are no specific signs of infection with coronavirus in children, but sometimes a violation in the work of the child’s digestive organs can indicate the disease, reported earlier, citing Alexander Gorelov, deputy director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.