The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor has become the developer of the national database of coronavirus genomic sequences.
“A national database of genomic sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been created in Russia. The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor became the developer of this program and the consolidating center, ”the ministry said in a statement.
Information about virus mutations will be collected on a single platform “VGARus (Virus Genome Aggregator of Russia). RuStrain Service “.
The creation of the database is an important step in the fight against the pandemic.
Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that residents of the city infected with coronavirus do not carry the Wuhan strain, but a new mutation of the coronavirus.