Coronavirus restrictions could be fully lifted in February 2021, says Russian minister

# 09:13
17 June 2020

It will only be possible to fully roll back restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus in February 2021, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said, APA reports citing TASS.

"I think we should be talking about the next year. I think that it will be February," he noted.

According to Murashko, it will be possible to speak about the lifting of restrictions when the situation will be controllable pharmaceutically speaking.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.