The situation with the spread of coronavirus in Russia is not easy, but it is under control. This was announced on Friday, October 23rd, by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“Indeed, the situation is under control, it is not easy, it is tense, but it is under control. <...> In the regions, measures were taken in advance to prepare for a possible continuation of the epidemic, ”he told reporters.
In addition, Peskov stressed that the headquarters of the Russian government is working with all regions, adding that special measures are being taken in those points where there is “tension” associated with the coronavirus.
Earlier, on October 21, the Russian leader said that the authorities did not plan to introduce tough restrictive measures against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
The day before, Peskov said that the Kremlin was not discussing the possibility of a lockdown due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus in the country. He noted that the accumulated volume of medical strength in Russia makes it possible to do without radical measures.
Earlier that day, virologist Anatoly Altstein said that the daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Russia is not critical, it is associated with an increase in testing coverage and improved diagnostics in the country.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest data, 1 480 646 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia in 85 regions, while 17 340 new cases were recorded in Russia over the past day. Over the entire period, 25,525 deaths were recorded, 1,119,251 people recovered.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.