Australia is starting to be reluctant to help debt-strangled Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea, here’s the reason – all pages

GridHot.ID – Australia has close relations with its two neighboring countries, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.

Papua New Guinea has developed a much closer relationship with Australia than with Indonesia, its only land border.

Launching from Future Directions, Thursday (9/24/2020), in the case Papua New Guinea, reports the economy the government recently estimated that, the economy will contract by three percent this year due Covid-19.

As a result, trouble debt Papua New Guinea ongoing is likely to increase, as stated in a state report.

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“The nominal drop in GDP is enough to lift the 2020 Budget debt-to-GDP ratio from 40.3 percent to 45.6 percent,” the report wrote.

Going forward, the impact of Covid-19 is expected to continue until 2021, with a scenario of a debt-to-GDP ratio of more than 55 percent.

The majority of this debt comes from China.

And given Papua New Guinea’s slow payments, it has kept Papua New Guinea choked on debt for decades.

Not to mention, the country’s Police Minister said that his country would be destroyed because the police agency was involved in massive corruption, drug smuggling, arms smuggling, and land theft.

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A recent report funded by the Australian Government through the Papua New Guinea-Australian police partnership stated that the Papua New Guinea police force is chronically underfunded.

The Papua New Guinea government is under extreme budgetary pressure at the moment, which has been ravaged by Covid-19.

In the supplementary budget passed by parliament, the government has cut spending by 2.3 billion kina (Rp. 9.54 trillion), as well as extended its temporary loan with the Bank of Papua New Guinea fivefold.

Meanwhile in Timor Leste, the sharp fall in oil prices earlier this year, due to Covid-19, and the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, has put the country’s economy in ruins.

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Timor Leste’s economy, which was previously vulnerable, is now at greater risk. Given that the oil revenue sector contributes about eighty percent of government spending.

In addition, the political deadlock has prevented the government from approving the 2020 state budget, meaning the country must operate under a duo-decimal system.

This same system has been used and blamed for Timor Leste’s economic contraction in 2017 and 2018.

Local media, The Oekui Post said, a trimestral report from Banco Central Timor Leste (BCTL) recently announced that, the amount of Timor Leste petroleum funds stored in Bank New York was US $ 18.4 billion (Rp.273 trillion)

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Starting in 2021, the Timor Leste Government will use the savings for its state expenditure amounting to US $ 1.4 billion or Rp.20.77 trillion.

In this regard, many people have started to think and be concerned about the sustainability of the financial condition of Timor Leste.

Going forward, the Timor-Leste Government will also spend a significant amount of resources on the Tasi Mane project, which aims to build onshore oil development facilities in Timor Leste.

Funding required for such a project is enormous, with estimated costs ranging from Australian 10 billion (Rp. 105 trillion) to Australian 20 billion (Rp. 210 trillion).

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However, as of this writing, no private investors are willing to join the project.

For Australia, the project is worrying, given that China has expressed interest in the project.

A recent meeting between the Foreign Minister of Timor Leste and his Chinese counterpart also led the two sides to discuss closer cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative.

This has the potential to strengthen China’s position as an investor for Tasi Mane.

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Upon completion, the project will be responsible for providing most of the wealth of the East Timorese people, and includes the construction of a port, shipbuilding and ship repair facility located some 700 km from the Port of Darwin.

The project will later be managed by a Chinese company under a 99 year lease.

From this vulnerability, the entry of the Chinese Government to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste has been strengthened.

Meanwhile the Australian Government recently lent IDR 1.4 billion to Papua New Guinea to help finance the shortfall.

Australia is not in a strong position financially to further assist the country’s economy.

In addition, having poor trade relations with China, the Australian Government may be pressured not to act ‘lighthearted’ in dealing with its close neighbors. ( Ramadhan)

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A few minutes on Saturday, YPF announced an increase in gasoline

The oil company YPF applies from this Saturday an average increase of 3.5% in fuel prices throughout the country, although in the metropolitan region it could be located about 5%.

As announced by the Government, the increase will aim to “sustain the company’s production activity taking into consideration the particularities of the country’s macroeconomic context “.

“This increase is in line with the decision to restore historical asymmetries at the federal level, cutting gaps between the Federal Capital and the interior of the country, “he added.

According to official measurementsOnce the logistics costs have been calculated, Jujuy is currently 4.5% higher than the City of Buenos Aires.

They estimate that in September there will be an increase in inflation and greater pressure towards the end of the year

In turn, the Government indicated that the oil company will maintain the 15% discount for health personnel that reaches around 100 thousand workers.

This adjustment is the second that the company applies in a month, after the rise of 4.5% average country that it carried out in mid-August, and that meant an update of 6% in the metropolitan region.


South Sakhalin residents are offered a flu shot. 09/22/2020. Sahkom news. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Sakhalin.Info

10:56 22 September 2020

Health care, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Last weekend, 290 South Sakhalin residents received a free flu vaccination at a mobile point in a city park. Preventive vaccinations for all comers were carried out by the medical team of the Consultative and Diagnostic Center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

As doctors note, it is especially important to get protection from the virus this year. During the period of seasonal increase in the incidence of ARVI and influenza in 2020-2021, simultaneous circulation of influenza and COVID-19 viruses is likely. Citizens over 65 years of age, children, pregnant women and patients with weakened immunity are at increased risk of developing complications.

As part of the vaccination campaign, which started in the regional capital two weeks ago, citizens can be immunized with Sovigripp not only in polyclinics at their place of residence, but also at mobile points.

So, everyone who wants to be vaccinated can do this:

  • September 25 on the territory of the Technik market from 10:00 to 14:00;
  • September 26, on the territory of the Technik market, in the Megaberezka shopping center, in the Dalnee village from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 9:00 to 16:00 on the territory of the City Mall shopping center or Stolitsa shopping and entertainment center;
  • September 27 on the territory of the “City Mall” shopping and entertainment center or the “Capital” shopping center from 9:00 to 16:00.

In addition, the mobile team works every Monday in September and October on Lenin Square from 11:00 to 18:00, on weekends – in the park from 11:00 to 18:00. Before vaccination, a general practitioner must conduct an examination. In order to prevent the spread of viral infections, citizens are asked to use personal protective equipment (masks, gloves) and to treat their hands with a sanitizer.

The schedule of prophylactic actions “My Health” with the vaccination against influenza can be found at page administration of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Additional useful information is available in the thematic section “Healthy Southern“, reports IA with reference to the press service of the mayor’s office.

There are contraindications, specialist advice is required.


OPEC + may hold a meeting in October to support oil

Source: Reuters

There was little change in oil prices, Friday, as it came under pressure after a Libyan leader said that a one-month blockade of the country’s oil exports would be lifted, while crude futures contracts were supported by positive indicators from the OPEC + meeting.

Crude and Brent recorded a weekly gain, after Hurricane Sally scaled production and banks, including Goldman Sachs, forecast a supply deficit.

Brent fell 15 cents at the settlement to $ 43.15 a barrel, but achieved an increase of 8.3% on a weekly basis.

US crude futures rose 14 cents to settle at $ 41.11 a barrel, with a weekly profit of 10.1%.

Sentiment in the market fell after the commander of the eastern Libyan forces (Libyan National Army) Khalifa Haftar announced that he would lift for a month his blockade of oil production facilities. The blockade has reduced Libya’s production to just over 100,000 barrels per day today from 1.2 million barrels per day previously.

It remains unclear how much acceleration Libya’s production will be.

Oil futures followed the impact of US stock indices, which fell dramatically.

A key committee of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies pressed for better compliance with oil production cuts in the face of declining crude prices.

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said at a meeting on Thursday that the OPEC + producer group could hold an extraordinary meeting in October if the oil market deteriorates due to weak demand and increased cases of coronavirus.

The two benchmarks fell at the start of the session, but rose strongly this week after Hurricane Sally cut US oil production, and OPEC and its allies offered steps to counter market weakness.

Goldman Sachs expected the market deficit to reach three million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of the year, and confirmed that its target for Brent would be $ 49 by the end of the year and $ 65 by the third quarter of 2021.

The Swiss bank UBS also indicated the possibility of a supply deficit, expecting the Brent price to rise to $ 45 a barrel in the fourth quarter of the year and to $ 55 in mid-2021.

In the Gulf of Mexico, US producers have begun restarting rigs after a 5-day hiatus caused by Hurricane Sally.

A tropical depression in the western part of the Gulf of Mexico could become a hurricane in the next few days, threatening more US oil facilities.

Baker Hughes Energy Services said the number of US oil rigs in operation, an early indication of future production, fell by one this week to 179, its lowest level since mid-August.


Pertagas Do First Welding, The Process of Transferring Management of Block Rokan Officially Begins – Process of transfer of work area management (WK) Rokan Block in Riau officially started. This is marked by the implementation first welding (prime welding) network construction pipe oil towards Blok Rokan.

The activity which was centered in Kelurahan Kandis Kota, Kandis, Siak Regency, Riau was carried out by PT Pertamina Gas ( Pertagas), as an affiliate of sub-holding gas PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk ( PGN), Wednesday (9/9/2020).

PT Pertagas Corporate Secretary, Fitri Erika, said the construction of the oil pipeline infrastructure to the Rokan Block was a strategic step to ensure the distribution of oil production from the Rokan Block WK would run more effectively when Pertamina managed it later.

“Block Rokan is one backbone national oil production. Therefore, the construction of an oil pipeline infrastructure to the Rokan WK will ensure national oil production is maintained, “Erika explained in a release received by, Sunday (13/9/2020).

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For information, based on the decision of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), PT Pertamina as holding National oil and gas (oil and gas) is designated as manager of the Rokan Block working area starting in 2021 when the contract with the existing contractor is completed.

Previously, the Rokan working area was managed by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) for more than 50 years.

The pipeline construction project with a length of approximately 360 kilometers with a diameter of 4 to 24 inches is targeted to be completed in 2021. Pipe This will later cross in five districts and cities in Riau Province, namely Siak, Dumai, Bengkalis, Kampar, and Rokan Hilir districts.

Therefore, Pertagas proactively socializes, coordinates, and communicates about the construction of the Rokan Block oil pipeline with the stakeholders stakeholder in five of these areas.

Also read: The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Asks for the Transfer of Management to the Rokan Block to be Completed in 2020

“Support throughout stakeholders Of course, we really hope that the development of this national strategic project can run well and smoothly, “he said.

In the process of replacing the Rokan Block oil pipeline, Pertagas also synergized with Pertamina Group subsidiaries and state-owned enterprises (BUMN). For example, the construction implementer was carried out by the PT PGN Solution-PT Patra Drilling Contractor (KPP) Consortium.

In addition, Pertagas is also partnering with PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk in procuring the Rokan Block oil pipeline material.

Furthermore, Erika explained, the entire process of building the pipeline infrastructure to the Rokan Block has always implemented strict and disciplined health protocols for the prevention of Covid-19.

“Our commitment is to assist Pertamina in managing the Rokan Block working area with the support of an oil pipeline infrastructure that is reliable, efficient and can operate on time,” he said.


seven billion euros to make France the European leader

Bruno Le Maire and Barbara Pompili presented the Government’s new hydrogen strategy which aims to launch an industrial sector in France. An ambition welcomed by the players who must now honor the appointment and set up projects.

A strategy of seven billion to win a technological bet. Seven billion to be the best in Europe. This is the ambition of Bruno Le Maire and Barbara Pompili by presenting this Tuesday September 8 to the National Strategy for the Development of Carbonated Hydrogen in France. Faced with the players in the sector brought together by Afhypac, the ministers of the economy and ecological transition detailed the objectives, tools and funding channels that will be activated over the next two years to push back a technological frontier in order to respect the natural limits of the plant , according to Barbara Pompili. Bruno Le Maire is convinced of this: We have the industrial strengths and companies to create a French sector providing jobs and added value .

To organize this dynamic, Bruno Le Maire will take the head of a National Hydrogen Committee in which all the players in the sector will meet. The Government will also set up an interministerial task force to carry out the strategy internally.

Build and install electrolysers in France

This new hydrogen strategy aims to install enough electrolysers to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of the economy. The Government is targeting a hydrogen production capacity of 6.5 GW by 2030. Among the various processes, the strategy retains electrolysis because it appears as the most promising and France already has high potential industrialists , justifies the Government. But other forms of renewable hydrogen production will also be supported.

Like the battery airbus which is taking shape, France intends to build an airbus for electrolysers by bringing about giga factory projects within the framework of an important Project of Common European Interest (PIIEC / IPCEI). France will devote a financial endowment of 1.5 billion euros to this.

Support hydrogen consumption in industry

To avoid chicken or egg syndrome, the strategy is to encourage the consumption of green hydrogen. First axis: industry. Especially that of refining which consumes hydrogen to desulphurize fuels. The Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) is preparing a specific support method for this sector. The latter will be exempt from tax if it incorporates green hydrogen in its processes. These provisions will be presented in the 2021 finance law for implementation in 2023., said Laurent Michel, director of the DGEC. The latter hopes to encourage the substitution of fossil hydrogen by green hydrogen of 20,000 tonnes, for a sector that uses 145,000.

A mechanism of guarantees of origin will also emerge to upgrade carbonless hydrogen over hydrogen produced from fossil fuels. And to offset the additional cost of green hydrogen production, a support system such as a call for tenders + additional remuneration will support investment, the image of what has been set up in other sectors. renewable energy. AT To date, the price difference between electrolyzed hydrogen and conventional hydrogen is significant. It can be met by a carbon price but in the meantime, we need help, justifies Laurent Michel. The DGEC is counting on support over 15 years, a volume of projects representing a production of 90,000 tonnes of hydrogen for a budget of 325 million euros per year for 2022 and 2023. That is to say support around 7 euros per kg hydrogen produced.Consultation with stakeholders will be launched with the aim of notifying this state aid to the European Commission quickly and allowing it to be put in place by 2021., explained Barbara Pompili. The first calls for tenders would be open in early 2022 for a first selection of projects in the second half of 2022.

Support consumption in heavy mobility

The hydrogen meets the needs of high engine power or the needs of long autonomy, in particular for captive fleets covering long distances just in time., considers the Government. This is why its strategy particularly targets heavy mobility for the transport of passengers and goods. Utilities, heavy goods vehicles, trains, planes, buses, river shuttles, everything is screwed up. A call for projects (AAP) for technological bricks and demonstrators will be launched by Ademe to develop all the components and systems related to the production and transport of hydrogen, and its uses. This AAP is endowed with 350 M € until 2023.

In order to pool the uses of hydrogen, another AAP will be launched to create territorial ecosystems. By the end of the year, Ademe will launch the AAP Territorial Hydrogen Hub to select consortia bringing together communities and industrialists who provide solutions to maximize economies of scale. This call for projects will be endowed with € 275 million by 2023.

According to its director, Laurent Michel, the DGEC is in the process of setting up additional tax assistance for the purchase of heavy vehicles running on hydrogen.

Towards a hydrogen campus

In order to bring out the innovations necessary for the success of this strategy, an additional budget of 65 million euros will be directed towards research on hydrogen by the National Research Agency (ANR). This priority research program will be co-piloted by the CEA and the CNRS.

Employment is also an objective of the government strategy with, in sight, the development of skills and the creation, in the long term, of 50,000 and 150,000 direct and indirect jobs in this sector. In order to train all levels, the Government is calling for the creation of one or more hydrogen campuses which would bring together vocational high schools, universities and engineering schools in the same place. The challenge is to offer training and qualifications to train technicians to work on electrolysers, engineers, QHSE managers or even firefighters., details Bruno Le Maire.

In the meantime, a census of all existing training courses is underway.

Looking for projects

Of the € 7 billion pledged, € 3.4 billion will be allocated over the next two years: 54% for industry, 27% for mobility, 19% for research and innovation. Project leaders will thus be able to knock on the door of Ademe, BPI France, the National Research Agency or even the Caisse des Dépôts to innovate, industrialize or create territorial ecosystems around hydrogen. Of the 7 billion, we plan to mobilize 50% of this amount by 2023. It will start quickly, warns Karine Vernier of the general secretariat for investment.

On the side of Ademe, 150 million euros will be able to be released in the coming months according to modalities already proven: subsidies, subsidized loans, repayable advances. It will take projects, warns Arnaud Leroy, president of the agency. But it will not be open bar. We will look for projects that have a social and industrial utility. On the side of BPI France, we are also focusing on the usual funding methods. It is necessary to put fuel in the pipes already created, explains Nicolas Dufourq, its managing director. Repayable advances, innovation loans, seed capital, venture capital, calls for projects, these are extremely effective tools. There will be no budgetary rationing. You just have to find the entrepreneurs, he explains.

The players in the sector say they are ready to take up the challenge. From the 100 million euros initiated by Nicolas Hulot’s hydrogen plan, we are moving to another scale with 10 years of visibility but also employment requirements and value creation, it is a real industrial challenge. considers Christelle Werquin, general delegate of Afhypac.

Article published on September 08, 2020


Farah denounced the pressure he received, the opinion of Gil Lavedra and the phrase of Macri

Farah began a crude story about his transfer as a magistrate, from the Federal Chamber of Comodoro Py, he passed to the San Martín justice. He said that it was he himself who requested it, for “personal” reasons, due to the pressure he suffered firsthand for his intervention in the Oil Combustibles case.

The judge recalled that he signed to confirm the accusation against the accused, but changing the legal qualification “for a more appropriate one”, linked to the “tax nature”. “I also voted to revoke the preventive detention because it was not true that they were trying to sell shares in the company without authorization from the judge, which was the reason behind the preventive detention.”

Farah said that since then she suffered “for two months in the media, practically 24 hours a day” criticism of his ruling and disqualifications about his integrity, in addition to attacks and messages through social networks. And he denounced that he did not receive the support of the Magistrates’ Association, who in his opinion decided to “keep silent.”

Farah then recalled that “I was denounced for abuse of authority, prevarication and bribery,” and that this situation generated personal pressure that led him to request the transfer. It should be remembered that later, the Justice determined that he acted in accordance with the law and that no irregularities were found either in his actions or in his assets.

When asked about political pressure, Farah targeted Cambiemos leaders, certain communication media, and the then AFIP lawyer, Ricardo Gil Lavedra, a former UCR deputy.


Goldman Sachs predicts an increase in the price of a barrel of oil to 65 dollars in 2021

(Ecofin Agency) – According to forecasts from US investment bank Goldman Sachs, the price of a barrel is expected to climb to $ 65 by the end of next year, driven by the discovery of an effective vaccine against the coronavirus , which will stabilize demand in particular.

The financial institution Goldman Sachs expects the price of Brent to reach 65 dollars per barrel in the third quarter of 2021. This prognosis would be possible thanks to the availability from next spring of a vaccine against the coronavirus pandemic, which is currently raging and which has particularly affected fuel demand and prices.

Indeed, that “will help support global growth and demand for oil, especially for jetsThe analysts said. They add that the resilience of spot prices despite the slowdown in inventory drawdowns this summer stems from steadily rising prices over the long term.

Demand for oil is therefore expected to increase by 3.7 million barrels per day between January and August next year, while supply will remain capped thanks to continued OPEC + production cuts and a slight increase in l offer excluding OPEC.

It should be noted that oil reached its highest level in 5 months this week thanks to positive economic news from China, the weakness of the greenback and the program of the State oil company of the United Arab Emirates which aims to reduce the 30% crude oil supply in October.


Sakhalin people explain the importance of vaccination and the danger of the union of influenza and covid

17:20 September 4, 2020.

On September 4, in the Sakhalin region, as well as throughout the country, the vaccination campaign against influenza and SARS was launched. The regional Ministry of Health sets ambitious goals – to vaccinate at least 75% of the population. The Minister of Health of the Sakhalin Region, Vladimir Kuznetsov, told how this will happen, and the infectious disease doctor Oksana Solonina noted the importance of vaccinations, especially during the spread of coronavirus.

Vaccination teams

Vaccination takes place on Sakhalin free of charge, and almost all categories of the population are subject to it – adults, children, and patients with chronic diseases. The important thing is that getting the flu shot will become even easier and more affordable. In this regard, vaccination teams have been created in the region. From Monday they will not work in places of mass recreation, shopping centers, bus stops, etc. For this, additional medical workers from those institutions that are not currently involved in covid activities, and students of a medical college will be attracted. Of course, it will still be possible to get vaccinated in polyclinics.

– In addition to the fact that the vaccination itself is done, there should be a degree of accounting for these procedures, because each vaccination has a number. There should be a record that this person was vaccinated with just this type of vaccine, at exactly such a time, so these teams will not be sailing independently, but assigned to the clinic, so that there is a single record of those patients who have been vaccinated. You only need to have a passport with you, – said Vladimir Kuznetsov.

As for pneumonia, the Sakhalin Region in this regard is one of the pioneers in the Russian Federation, where at the same time vaccination is given against both influenza and pneumococcal infection. To date, a vaccine has been purchased at the expense of the regional budget and patients will be vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia at the same time.

Vladimir Kuznetsov

The immunization paradox

“I have been working in practical medicine with childhood infections for 30 years and continue to respect any infection, no matter how easy it may seem in our opinion,” Oksana Solonina, the chief freelance children’s infectious disease specialist of the Sakhalin Ministry of Health, spoke. – Now comes the time of the paradox of immunization. When there was mass vaccination in the 50s, we practically outlived all childhood infections that caused significant damage, child mortality. And my mom had no questions to vaccinate or not. The main task was not to miss the date of vaccination and get vaccinated on time. What have we got? Mass immunization has led to the fact that we have practically outlived the childhood infections that we were so afraid of before. They are practically gone. And today, sometimes graduates do not see such infections as measles and rubella. For example, I remember how my grandmother told how children died from diphtheria, and this mass immunization led to the creation of calmness and the fear of infection, so now there is some kind of anti-vaccination campaign that is not entirely clear to me. But any microorganism (flu, measles, coronavirus) is a living organism with its own intelligence, and we cannot say how it will behave. There is no such knowledge of the organism to understand how the microorganism will behave in contact with the human body. And all our achievements in medicine, all antibiotic therapy still cannot be compared in terms of safety with vaccination. You can do everything right with an infection, not make a single medical mistake, but get a negative result – the patient’s death from an infectious disease.

Oksana Solonina

Oksana Solonina

What is the danger of this season?

– The rise of common respiratory infections is on the way, including influenza amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And we all perfectly see what is happening in our city right now. We are all tired of contactless life, of those preventive measures that we must constantly use and apply in our lives. Until there is a mass vaccination against coronavirus, it is premature to say that this infection will end and the city will be clean. Both viruses act on blood vessels and after these infections, even if you have suffered moderate severity and come out of it relatively safely, the risk of vascular accidents – heart attacks, strokes, may increase during the year. And how are we going to deal with this? Everyone says that you need to quickly get a flu shot and continue to work with coronavirus infection. Do you understand what could be? The direct combination of the two viruses will lead to more severe cases, and they already say that the model of this mix combination will not give any medical institution a chance for such a patient to recover. If we do not have an immunological layer against influenza in the rise of respiratory infections, there will be a large number of hospitalizations and, naturally, there will be a shortage of medical space where specialized care needs to be provided. This can also lead to some additional losses, – added Oksana Solonina.

The vaccination of the population against the new coronavirus infection is tentatively planned to begin at the end of 2020.


On Sakhalin, there is an increase in the incidence of SARS among children

15:08 September 4, 2020.

Health care, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

To date, the epidemiological situation in the incidence of influenza and respiratory viral infections in the Sakhalin region is assessed as stable. Over the past week, the epidemic threshold has not been exceeded (-61%), but weekly there is a slight increase in the incidence of 5-7%, which is typical for this season. Every week the number of cases is about 500-600 people. Galina Kovtonyuk, deputy head of the Rospotrebnadzor department of the island region, spoke about this in more detail.

The situation in the municipalities is favorable. A slight increase is noted in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in the Uglegorsk region. If we evaluate by age groups, over the past week among adults, the morbidity dynamics is negative, but a slight increase is noted among children from 0 to 14 years old.

The incidence is associated with viruses of non-influenza etiology, that is, influenza viruses are not yet detected according to the results of laboratory tests. Rhinoviruses and parainfluenza viruses circulate in the region. To date, no group diseases caused by respiratory viral infections have also been registered.

If we talk about preventive measures, then traditionally with influenza and SARS, they are divided into specific and non-specific. The only way to specific prevention is influenza vaccination.

– What could be the problem? The fact that this year we are expected to have a possible social circulation of the influenza virus and the new coronavirus, therefore, it is imperative to vaccinate against influenza so that it is less difficult and without consequences to endure the epidemic season of 2020-2021, ” Galina Kovtonyuk noted.

Non-specific prophylaxis measures remain the same. This is a continuation of the fight against coronavirus, that is, it is recommended to avoid contact with sick people, thoroughly ventilate and disinfect the premises, harden the body, increase immunity, walk in the fresh air, play sports, eat right and follow other measures necessary to maintain health.