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World’s immunity growth against COVID-19 may lead to normal life in August — Kremlin

The share of the planet’s population with the immunity against coronavirus will reach 60% this summer, allowing to return to life in August ‘with the visor raised,’ Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.

According to Peskov, it will depend heavily on the immunity development against COVID-19 among the planet’s population and it can be developed by the mid-summer.

“I believe that it can happen by the middle of the summer,” he said. “In other words, the month of August will be ‘with the raised visor’ as they say.”

He reminded that, according to calculations of immunologists, about 60% of the planet’s population must develop the immunity, both by natural and artificial means.

“It seems to me that such immunization must evolve sometime around the middle of the summer,” Peskov said.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus – named COVID-19 by the WHO – have been reported in every corner of the globe.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 106,671,370 people have been infected worldwide and more than 2,326,720 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 78,361,490 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.

To date, over 3.9 million coronavirus “cases” have been confirmed in Russia, with more than 3.4 million patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates about 76,700 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.

Header: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 27, 2020: A young couple walk around Zaryadye Park. Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS

Source: TASS