MOSCOW, June 30. / TASS /. Thai and Peruvian strains of the coronavirus have been exposed in Russia, and scientists are now studying their characteristics and properties, deputy director general of the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency for Research and Production, German Shipulin said on Wednesday.
âWe have a collection, almost all of the variations that have been described so far: South African, Brazilian and Peruvian. Yesterday we discovered the Thai strain. This is the first such case in Russia. Currently we are describing its properties, âShipulin said in a TV interview.
Shipulin stressed that the main fears and main efforts were focused on the Indian strain of the coronavirus. “Peruvian, Thai and other strains do not have a clear meaning at this point. We have to keep an eye on them, their frequency in the country and, of course, the emergence of new mutations,” he concluded. .
To date, 5,514,599 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 5,000,393 patients recovered from the disease. The latest data from Russia shows 135,214 deaths nationwide. The Russian government has set up an internet hotline to keep the public up to date on the coronavirus situation.