Information about COVID-19 in Russia will be temporarily centrally collected and analyzed in an interdepartmental format. The corresponding government decree is published on the website of the Cabinet.
Federal and regional organizations conducting molecular genetic studies of viruses will have to send information of genome decoding to the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.
“The results of genome decryption should be transmitted to the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology within 24 hours of their receipt. The procedure for interaction, requirements for the composition and volume of information will be approved by Rospotrebnadzor… Mutations of a new coronavirus infection can potentially affect the epidemic process as well as the course of the disease. Prompt monitoring of the change in new coronavirus infection is extremely important for a timely response, “the document says.
It is planned that the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology will collect information and send it to Rospotrebnadzor. Based on these data, for example, when identifying new strains of coronavirus, the department will assess the epidemiological situation and decide on the organization of preventive measures.