Putin promised not to impose total restrictions due to coronavirus

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Russia does not intend to introduce tough restrictive measures against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, October 21 at the congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

“Regarding complex total restrictive measures: we do not plan to do this and the government has no plans to do this,” the head of state said.

The President noted the need to roll out coronavirus vaccination throughout the country, as well as take precautions.

Putin also said that the increase in deaths from infection in the country is associated with more accurate recording of the causes of death.

On the same day, the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is not discussing the possibility of a lockdown due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus in the country.

Earlier, on September 4, it became known that 45% of Russians were in favor of re-introducing non-working days when the epidemic situation worsened.

As of October 21, 1,447,335 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia in 85 regions, of which 15.7 thousand – in the last day. Over the entire period, 24,952 deaths were recorded, 1,096,560 people recovered.

Up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Hotline phone: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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