Russia condemns the desire of some countries to politicize the pandemic

The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, stressed that using the pandemic as a political tool “can delay the launch of effective solutions and increase the cost of rescue measures”. He stated this at a special session of the UN General Assembly to combat coronavirus.

“We condemn the desire of a number of states and integration associations to politicize the COVID-19 pandemic on a number of issues, including vaccination of the population”, – Murashko said.

The minister stressed that “Russia is actively involved in international efforts to combat COVID-19 at all levels, providing assistance to the affected states”. In his opinion, WHO’s capacity needs to be strengthened.

“Such work has already begun, and Russia will take the most interested and active part in it”, – said the head of the Russian Ministry of Health.

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