Mikhail Dyumin, a spokesman for the Russian airline “Aeroflot”, announced that 6 pilots of the company were suspended from work and sent on unpaid leave for refusing to be vaccinated against the Corona virus.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously said that forcing citizens to be vaccinated against the Corona virus was unacceptable, calling for the need to convince those hesitant to receive the vaccine.
The head of state expressed his belief that citizens should be persuaded to receive the vaccine with urgency, but with full respect.
The Corona virus appeared for the first time in the world at the end of December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei, and caused more than half of the world’s population to enter health isolation in order to confront the first wave of the virus.
Corona injuries around the world have reached tens of millions, a number that has not stopped increasing at great rates since the outbreak of the pandemic.
A number of countries are witnessing a collective rise in daily infection rates with the coronavirus, a stage that some countries classified as the fourth wave of the virus, and began to impose more precautionary measures to confront it, which were similar to the curfew that was imposed during the first wave.
The World Health Organization is still calling on countries to implement social distancing measures, in addition to the health measures represented by wearing masks.