The number of people infected with coronavirus in October exceeded the figures for the first six months of the pandemic. This was stated by Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“Throughout Europe and North America, hospitals and intensive care units continue to fill up entirely,” he stressed, noting that October growth exceeded the first half of the year. The WHO director general added that the news about the emergence of vaccines is still encouraging.
On November 19, manufacturers of the domestic vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V applied for certification to the World Health Organization (WHO). The representative of the organization in Russia Melita Vuinovich said that WHO has no questions about Russian data on mortality from infection and about the transparency of the corresponding statistics.
In May 2020, the Ministry of Health approved the first drug for COVID-19, Favipiravir. On October 14, the department approved two more drugs for coronavirus – imported and domestic “Remdesivir”.