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WHO feels proud of Russia’s contribution to fight against COVID

14:28, 17 November 2020
WHO feels proud of Russia’s contribution to fight against COVID Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

The WHO feels proud of the experience of cooperation with Russia in the fight against coronavirus, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said during the online symposium ‘New scientific evidence on coronavirus infection COVID-19.’


He noted that he was encouraged by the country’s contribution.

Together we are better. Russia’s support for the WHO Member States in strengthening laboratory surveillance capacity, organizing response measures, outbreak preparedness is something that everyone can be proud of, Kluge said.

The WHO regional director for Europe noted that he was particularly encouraged by Russia’s desire to continue helping other countries.

The WHO spokesman was also ‘particularly inspired’ by mobilizing telemedicine to respond to the virus’s spread.

The lessons learned here are essential for your entire region, he concluded.

As long as there is no mass production of a vaccine against coronavirus, countries should focus on curbing the spread of coronavirus infection, said Melita Vujnovic, WHO Representative in the Russian Federation, NEWS.ru reported earlier.