Putin warns of potential 2nd wave of Covid-19 infections within the fall, tells Russian Health Ministry to organize


Right now, a lot of the world appears to suppose the worst of the coronavirus epidemic has handed, with many international locations starting to come back out of lockdown. But Russian President Vladimir Putin believes there could also be extra ache forward.

According to Putin, the virus might as soon as once more start to unfold broadly from October to November. During a gathering to debate the epidemiological scenario in Russia, he stated the nation must be prepared for a second wave later within the yr.

Putin added that the elimination of the current restrictions in Russia have to be guided by science. However, he additionally requested officers to organize suggestions for coping with the results of the pandemic, particularly the financial repercussions.

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“In order to gradually emerge from restrictions with which we still live to a large extent today, we need to think about what the experts here and their colleagues abroad are talking about, that another wave may possibly come in the fall,” Putin warned.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin insisted that he feels obliged to keep up the present lockdown within the capital, together with the system of self-isolation and the management of motion utilizing digital passes. Moscow has largely been shut down for almost two months now – since March 29.

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Anna Popova, the pinnacle of well being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, identified that the an infection curve has been flattening in Russia. She praised the nation’s medical system for its dealing with of the disaster and stated the nationwide unfold is exhibiting a “clear downward trend.” Putin famous that there at the moment are fewer new optimistic checks in Moscow, which has borne the brunt of the Russian outbreak.

According to official statistics, a complete of 326,448 instances of Covid-19 have been present in Russia, with over half within the Moscow space. The reported loss of life toll is 3,249 with 99,825 folks identified to have recovered.

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