Russian President Vladimir Putin noted an increase in the number of residents of the country infected with coronavirus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting on the sanitary-epidemiological situation in the Russian Federation announced that the situation with coronavirus was changing for the worse. This was announced on April 13 by the Kremlin website.
“We see with you that the situation changes almost daily. And unfortunately, not for the better. The number of sick people is increasing, and more and more cases of the disease’s severe course, namely the severe,” Putin said.
In his opinion, the coming weeks will largely become decisive for Russia, therefore, preventive measures and the organization of the country’s health care system should be optimally structured.
Putin identified Moscow, the Moscow Region and large cities as “high concentration and population density” as territories with increased risk.
According to the official Internet resource for informing the public about COVID-19 Stopkoronavirus.ru, as of 10.45 April 13, more than 18 thousand infections were recorded in Russia, of which 1470 people recovered, 148 died. The general statistics on the Russian Federation also include information from the illegally annexed Crimea.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.