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Russia rules out mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for citizens

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The Russian government has revealed that vaccination for Covid-19 is not mandatory for citizens.

Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, who disclosed this on Wednesday added that the government does not plan on forcing citizens to get the injection.

Earlier in the day, Russian consumer rights watchdog announced that companies in Moscow were asked to vaccinate at least 60 per cent of employees.

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When asked if there were any plans to enforce the vaccination throughout the entire country, Mr Peskov said “As before, the vaccination is not compulsory, this issue is off the table.”


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