Russian Scientists Predict the Second Wave of the Pandemic Caused by the Beginning of School Year
OREANDA-NEWS. Having returned from summer holidays, nonresident students may bring SARS-CoV-2 to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, experts say.
According to forecasts made at the Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, from September 10 to 14, the number of infected people in the two largest cities of Russia may grow by 15–20 %.
“In my opinion, it is necessary that all nonresident students, when arriving, undergo compulsory testing or, as a stricter measure, a two-week quarantine,” Vice-rector of the University, co-head of the working group Technet of the National Technology Initiative, Aleksey Borovkov, said. However, according to the scientist, the second wave, provoked by the beginning of the school year, will not be as massive as the first wave observed in March. Although the new outbreak can be dangerous for many teachers, since people elder than 65 are at a group of higher risk.