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Leading Russian virologist says another Covid-19 lockdown may lead to RIOTS, economic fallout could be worse than pandemic itself

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“My personal opinion contradicts many other experts’,” Lisitsyn explained. “I now believe that the political complications, economic complications, and psychological complications caused by severe restrictive measures could have a destructive power exceeding their positive medical effect.” He also warned that new restrictions may lead to “mass gatherings on the streets” and the “collapse of anything and everything.”

In Lisitsyn’s opinion, the best method to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to minimize trips abroad, and introduce quarantine on return to the country. “The rise in cases at the beginning of September was not caused by children going to school, but people returning home after summer vacation,” he explained.

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Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin during an inspection of the temporary hospital for patients with COVID-19, which opened in the Moscow automobile shopping center.
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Throughout the autumn, senior government figures have maintained that a spring-style quarantine is in the works. However, on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin told the board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs that the Kremlin does not intend to impose any second lockdown. “Regarding the possibility of severe, totally restrictive measures – we aren’t planning on it. The government has no such plans,” Putin explained.

Earlier this year, in the spring, the country saw some of the world’s strictest measures, with Moscow residents prevented from leaving their homes for anything other than food, medical help, or dog walking. The restrictions were partially lifted on June 16, with cafes and restaurants allowed to open terraces, and now most of the country is functioning normally, with each individual regional governor having control over their area’s rules.

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