The COVID-19 balance in Russia


Russia records 11,917 SARS CoV-2 contaminations in total. The report announced on Thursday already signaled a “record” in the spread of the virus.

The number of deaths increased to 94 on Friday, 18 more than on Thursday.

Moscow – the epicenter of the epidemic in Russia – and many other regions of the country are in the second week of partial isolation.

At the end of March, Russian officials gave assurances that the situation was “under control”, but the speech changed in the context of the epidemic spreading in and outside the capital.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobianin, on the front line in the fight against the new coronavirus, sounded an alarm on March 24, expressing doubt about the veracity of the official balances. He estimated, in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that the situation was worse.

The day after this meeting, the Kremlin leader decided to postpone a “popular vote” on a reform of the Constitution, scheduled for April 22.


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