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.
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“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.