Putin says virus scenario in Russia ‘underneath management’

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a gathering with members of the federal government on the Kremlin in Moscow on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mentioned the scenario with the spreading coronavirus is “under control” in Russia after infections had been “contained”.

“We were able to contain mass penetration and spread” of the pandemic, the Russian president advised a authorities assembly. “The situation is generally under control despite the high-risk level,” he added.

Russia on Tuesday reported a complete of 114 instances of coronavirus, up from 93 on Monday, with no fatalities.

Putin appealed to the nation and the federal government to “act with self-awareness, organisation and care for one another,” and urged officers to supply correct data to Russians.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who’s chargeable for well being, dismissed issues that authorities might wrestle if 1000’s of Russians require respiratory assist.

Russia is “ready to use over 40,000 respiratory support systems,” she mentioned on the assembly, including that 106 of the instances in Russia are usually not extreme.

Following public issues over-testing, the federal government has mentioned it would step up testing and ship extra kits to regional services. Official figures point out over 110,000 folks have been examined for the coronavirus.

“We are producing up to 100,000 tests per day,” Golikova added throughout the assembly.

A analysis institute in Siberia has began testing vaccine prototypes on animals, the laboratory chief mentioned Monday.


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