Russians bring in quarantine penalties in battle against coronavirus pandemic

Elias Hubbard
April 1, 2020

Putin visited a hospital at the forefront of efforts to treat coronavirus patients on March 24 in Moscow.

The aid shipment comes after a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart on Tuesday, during which the two discussed the fast growing pandemic and a major shortage of protective gear in the US, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

President Vladimir Putin has argued the country's relatively low number of cases is giving it time to stem the virus.

The new isolation rules, which will be policed by a vast system of facial-recognition cameras in Moscow, come into force as Russian Federation closes its borders as part of increasingly stringent measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Posting a picture of himself wearing a mask and green scrubs on Facebook, he said he had self-isolated in his office and would continue to work.

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"Yes, I have tested positive for coronavirus, but I feel pretty good".

However, pictures of the President and Dr Protsenko have begun circulating showing the pair shaking hands and standing closely together with other officials and doctors.

Russian Federation has recorded its highest-yet rise in confirmed cases.

"Everything is OK", the Kremlin said.

"Much of the focus has fallen on a key call between the presidents of the United States and Russian Federation".

Russian Federation is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The country has so far reported 1,534 cases of coronavirus - more than 1,000 of them in the capital - and eight deaths.

"This is given the fact that they are so wildly different from what we are seeing in Europe and the United States".

"But this may be because of the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin who at the beginning of March put in place very strict quarantine requirements for people coming back from affected countries". During the day, 55 people were discharged after recovery.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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