Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that since may 12, a period of holidays, imposed on the country due to the outbreak of coronavirus infection, is completed. He stated this during an online meeting with the government, which was broadcast channel “Russia 24”.
“Today ends a period of non-working days. A total of 30 March, he lasted more than six weeks. This extraordinary measure allowed us to slow the epidemic. Due to this, we have got the resource of time, which is used to increase the resource of the health system in case of aggravation of epidemical,” said Putin, announcing the signing of the decree on easing of restrictions.
The process of withdrawal of quarantine will not be quick, and the epidemic continues, said the head of the Kremlin.
Putin also said about the preservation of all restrictive measures for people older than 65 years and those suffering chronic diseases throughout Russia extended a ban on all public events.
Quarantine in the Russian Federation since 30 March, the regime days was extended twice (2nd and 28th of April).
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 in Russia increased to 344 221 (+11 656 per day), so Russia may 11 surpassed Italy and the UK in the number of infected and came in third place. From COVID-19 in Russia and died 2009 people (94 per night), and 39 801 the patient recovered (+5495 per day).
Throughout the world, the coronavirus has infected 4.13 million people, more than 283,4 thousand died, and 1.42 million recovered, reported Johns Hopkins University.