Pyotr Andryushchenko noted that the Russian occupiers are closing the city for quarantine.
Russian invaders closed Mariupol for quarantine. The first phase of the epidemic began in the city.
This was stated by the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petr Andryushchenko, on the air of the telethon.
“Everything that gets into the water area of the sea, everything that gets not only into the water area of the sea, but all those sources where water comes from through the drainage, we understand that shallow graves give the appropriate results, rotting garbage on the streets – all this gets into water, into the sea, into sources of drinking water, and the risk of an epidemic is not just threatening, but it is already at such a level that, in principle, we record isolated cases, as far as we can record, allowing us to say that the epidemic has basically begun,” the mayor’s adviser said. .
According to him, the death rate in the city is rising.
“All this suggests that, in fact, Mariupol has already entered the first phase of the epidemic. And this is partly confirmed, because our sources of power confirm that the city is actually being quarantined. Now this is an easier version of quarantine, more bureaucratic. But I think that they already understand that the epidemic has begun,” Andryushchenko said.
At the same time, he believes that in Mariupol there may be cholera, dysentery or another viral infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract.
“The worst thing is that even such a seemingly banal thing as dysentery in the current conditions of a non-functioning medical system, lack of medicines, lack of laboratories, lack of everything we are used to, lack of vaccines in Mariupol, even such a thing as an epidemic of dysentery can lead to dozens of thousands of dead. Here, even cholera should not be expected. And if cholera, then in general the consequences are very difficult to calculate, “summed up the official.
As UNIAN previously reported, Mariupol has been blocked by Russian invaders since March 1. The situation in Mariupol is terrible and continues to deteriorate.
In the city, people are in mortal danger not only because of shelling, but also because of the threat of catching cholera, dysentery or E. coli, because there is no centralized water supply and sewerage, thousands of bodies decompose, there is a catastrophic shortage of drinking water and food.
This threat was also stated by the World Health Organization incident manager in Ukraine, Dr. Dorit Nitsana. According to him, in Mariupol the invaders partially restored water supply, but due to significant and frequent damage to pipes, drinking water is mixed with leaks from the sewer, which has serious negative consequences.
Sanitary doctor Igor Kuzin also fears that cholera epidemic could break out in citieswhere active hostilities take place, because infection occurs through dirty water.
In turn, the Russian occupiers began to manipulate statements about the epidemic and began to expand the mass graves in Mariupol.