“Thanks to the measures taken, the incidence rate of coronavirus in the armed forces per 100 thousand people is 37% lower than in the country,” he said.
According to the minister, this is due to the fact that since April the number of PCR research laboratories has been increased two and a half times and the number of tests per day has increased seven times. “This closed the need for testing military personnel and civilian personnel of the armed forces,” explained Shoigu. He also added that the time to receive test results has been reduced from two days in April to four hours in June.
At the end of November, Shoigu launched a mass vaccination against coronavirus in the ranks of the Russian army. The head of the Ministry of Defense announced plans to vaccinate more than 400 thousand servicemen. According to Shoigu, more than 2.5 thousand servicemen were vaccinated at that time.
Later, on December 9, Shoigu reported that more than 8.5 thousand Russian military had already been vaccinated against coronavirus infection.