Russian Hospital Uses Tai Chi for COVID-19 Rehab
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AP)- –
COVID-19 patients being treated at a temporary hospital in Moscow are being offered Tai Chi lessons as part of their rehabilitation process.
The Krylatskoye Ice Palace, known for hosting international speed skating competitions, was changed into a temporary hospital in October 2020.
It’s been offering patients lessons in the gentle Chinese martial art as a means to aid their recovery.
The exercises get them moving, without putting their hearts under heavy strain, medics at the temporary COVID-19 hospital said.
The number of new coronavirus infections reported by Russian authorities has been on the decline this month, dropping from up to 25,000 a day in early January to under 20,000 this week.
Russia has reported over 3.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases and over 75,000 deaths in the pandemic.
In December, Russian authorities launched a vaccination campaign with the domestically developed Sputnik V jab, that is still undergoing advanced trials to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
This report was created with information provided by the Associated Press