Russia runs out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients: authorities asked for help in Europe

Russia is running out of oxygen for patients with COVID-19 on mechanical ventilation in hospitals. According to government officials,

departments have to "use absolutely all opportunities."

To date, hospitals have recorded a record for the growth of cases. In terms of the number of deaths from a new type of coronavirus, Russia is in second place.

Source: Yandex

Earlier, in early July, the government asked metallurgical companies to share industrial oxygen. The goal is to reduce consumption and share supplies with healthcare facilities.

However, this was not enough.The authorities requisitioned oxygen from shipbuilding enterprises, the nuclear industry and the military-industrial complex. According to Manturov, even the reserves of the Ministry of Defense from military airfields and the volumes of Roskosmos had to be connected.

In the North-West and West regions of the country, they began to import oxygen from Finland, but so far we are talking about small consignments of 20 tons.

We are currently negotiating supplies on an ongoing basis in the amount of 240 tons per month.

Denis Valentinovich Manturov is a Russian statesman and politician. Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Now in the country on artificialventilation of the lungs are 5.2 thousand patients, said at the same meeting the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashkov. The number of severe patients is growing - an average of 7.5% per week.

The virus that causes the disease COVID-19,Is transmitted primarily through droplets released from the respiratory tract of an infected person when coughing, sneezing or breathing. Due to their mass, these droplets do not stay in the air for a long time and quickly settle on the floor and other surfaces. In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”

You can get the virus from airborne being in close proximity to a person with COVID-19, or as a result of the transfer of the virus by hand from an infected surface to the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth. In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”

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