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Control over migrants will be tightened in the Irkutsk region

Control over migrants will be tightened in the Irkutsk region
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Almost half of the patients with coronavirus in the Irkutsk region are seasonal workers. To prevent the spread of the disease, the regional authorities decided to tighten control over the shift workers arriving in the territory.

According to the press service of the regional government, the most difficult situation is in the Markovsky district. There, in a dormitory for workers, about 100 people fell ill, most of the disease is asymptomatic. All of them worked at one of the construction sites in Irkutsk, used taxis and public transport. The company that hired workers violated sanitary standards in the organization of work. Because of this case, Acting Governor Igor Kobzev instructed to tighten control over arrivals from both other countries and regions, asked to organize testing for COVID-19 for shift workers.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in the region 1 cases of coronavirus... Almost 50% of the total number of hospitalized people are shift workers. The incidence rate in the region is 53,5 per 100 thousand population. A week ago this figure was 31,1.
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