OREANDA-NEWS. Director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya Alexander Gintsburg supported the initiative to introduce mandatory verification of QR codes in transport and other public places, writes RBC.

"This measure is effective, we saw evidence of this in the summer on the example of Moscow, when after the introduction of QR codes mass vaccination began. If the codes are introduced at the legislative level, it will be great," the RAS academician said.

According to the scientist, QR codes will suppress the circulation of the delta strain of coronavirus, which is dominant in Russia, and prevent the emergence and spread of new mutations.

Today, the operational headquarters to combat the spread of COVID-19 confirmed the development of bills on the introduction of mandatory verification of QR codes in transport, cafes and shops. The introduction of bills to the State Duma will be reported additionally.

Earlier, RBC announced this measure with reference to a source in the government. As noted by the media, it will be valid until June 2022.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Health Protection Committee Fedot Tumusov supported the idea of introducing mandatory QR codes in transport, cafes and shops. "I heard about the draft laws being prepared. I support," Tumusov told RIA Novosti.