All day "Cascade TV" followed the news of Kaliningrad and the region and selected the most significant and interesting for you. Read the digest, watch the TV version, subscribe to kaskad.tv on social networks: Instagram, Facebook, VKontakte. New School Construction of a new school is nearing completion on Artilleriyskaya Street. The contractor fixes minor cosmetic defects. School 58 will be one of the most modern in the region, both in terms of equipment and innovative educational programs. There is a swimming pool with adjustable depth. Physics and chemistry classrooms are equipped with modern equipment for experiments and laboratory work. A medical class has been created, in which, in addition to the usual visual aids, there will also be a novelty for our region - Pirogov's digital interactive anatomical table. Mass vaccination Mass vaccination of Kaliningraders against coronavirus will begin no earlier than February. The head of the region Anton Alikhanov told about this at the last briefing. According to the governor, the region received an additional 850 doses of the vaccine the other day. In total, to date, almost 1900 doses of the drug are at the disposal of physicians. More than a thousand people have already received the first component of the vaccine, about 300 people have been fully vaccinated. More than half of the vaccinated are doctors. Also, about 250 educators and 77 employees of social institutions were vaccinated against coronavirus. 200 new cases Another 200 infected were registered in the Kaliningrad region over the past day. According to the operational headquarters, most of the infected were identified against the background of ARVI - 158 people, in 36 residents of COVID-19 were found against the background of pneumonia. In 6 people, the disease was asymptomatic. Over the past day, 2 more deaths were recorded in the region. The total number of infected in the region has reached 20,250 cases. More than 18 thousand of them were discharged after recovery. About 480 thousand people were examined for the presence of infection. The origin of the coronavirus Scientists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered the origin of the coronavirus. Experts have found that genetic changes in the SARS-CoV-2 virus could cause the transition of the disease from a bat to a person. It is reported by the publication "Phys.org". A similar situation developed with the SARS-CoV virus, which caused an epidemic in 2002. The COVID-19 virus, which has been attacking the planet since 2019, according to infectious disease specialists, has also undergone genetic changes in order to be transmitted to humans. Therefore, scientists have come to the conclusion that there is a common mechanism through which the coronavirus family mutates and gets to humans. To find out this mechanism, experts are studying zoonoses - diseases in animals that can be transmitted to humans. During the current coronavirus pandemic, the intermediate carrier is still unknown. Whether pets and livestock can contract the human coronavirus and become a reservoir for this disease remains to be seen. Research is ongoing. Tightened restrictions Since January, a number of countries have tightened entry rules due to the coronavirus, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the association of tour operators. Entry regulations are being tightened in Germany. All arrivals must have a negative coronavirus test result no earlier than 72 hours before departure. In addition, newcomers will be subject to mandatory isolation for 10 days. In Greece, the period of mandatory quarantine has been increased from 3 days to 7.Sri Lanka is ready to open to tourists on January 21. However, arrivals will need to undergo PCR tests, and the minimum stay will be 14 days. On these days, vacationers will have to live in special tourist areas. South Korea, in addition to the certificate and mandatory isolation, has also introduced mandatory testing on arrival. From now on, a certificate of the absence of coronavirus will be required from all tourists arriving in Australia, Estonia, Brazil, Colombia and Cuba. Russia has completely suspended flights with Great Britain until February 1, 2021. Dangerous phones A phone in hand is more dangerous than alcohol in the blood. This is the opinion of experts from Germany. The results of the study of German analysts were published on the website of the Russian newspaper. Experts studied the statistics of road accidents and came to the conclusion that the most common cause of road accidents is the phone in the hands of drivers. Since the beginning of this year, 37 violators have already been fined in Kaliningrad for using gadgets while driving. "Lifehack" from the driver The driver of the "Kaliningrad-Pravdinsk" regular bus eliminated a fault in the gearbox on the fly. True, the result shocked the passengers. Instead of a gearshift knob, the man inserted a mop and continued moving. One of the passengers filmed the invention and published it in popular Kaliningrad groups on social networks. The traffic police said that the department was interested in this case, and promised to conduct a check. Risky fun Street fun with a risk to life. In Pribrezhnoye, teenagers walked on the roofs of a factory. Eyewitnesses filmed a dangerous walk and shared the recording in one of the popular groups on Vkontakte. The footage shows two schoolchildren walking on metal structures. Apparently, the surface was slippery, as the characters in the video moved slowly and cautiously. The height of the structure they chose for the walk is about 10 meters. In the comments to the post, users were glad that the situation did not end tragically, since with any careless movement, young people could fall down. Christmas Readings Several thousand people took part in thematic webinars and online exhibitions. Christmas pedagogical readings were held in the Orthodox Gymnasium. This year they are timed to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the birth of the great military leader Alexander Nevsky. "Light of the Christmas Star" - this is the name of the traditional creative marathon, which takes place during the Christmas readings. Thanks to caring Kaliningraders, the organizers of the marathon raised money for children with serious and incurable diseases. Schoolchildren and educators from all over the region organized charity fairs and master classes. Everyone could leave donations in exchange for a drawing or craft. The collected funds were donated to the “I Believe in Miracle” charity foundation.