Putin: Coronavirus epidemic in Russia recedes

26.06.2020, Moscow.

The coronavirus epidemic is receding, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 26.

The coronavirus epidemic is receding and there is less work for volunteers, said Putin at a meeting with participants of the Russian nationwide campaign We are Together.

The president believes that the volunteers “did a good job.”

The federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus reported that in the past 24 hours 7113 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected.

New cases have been detected in 82 regions of the country, 32% (2,278) of newly diagnosed have no symptoms. Following are the regions that had the most number of infected people: Moscow – 885, Moscow oblast (Moscow region) – 467, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – 319, St. Petersburg – 221, Nizhny Novgorod oblast (Nizhny Novgorod region) – 217.

In the past 24 hours, 92 deaths were recorded. The growth rate of new cases has been slowing and is currently 1.2%.

In total, 613,994 cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in 85 federal subjects of Russian Federation to date. 375164 thousand people had overcome the disease. A day earlier, 7176 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected.


The first cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia at the end of January among Chinese citizens. Restrictions on the entry of Chinese citizens were introduced, and a complete ban on traveling was established on February 20.

In early March, in Moscow, first person infected with COVID-19 was identified, he returned to Russia from Italy. Partial quarantine measures were introduced in the city of Moscow, and air traffic with EU countries was limited.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a nationwide vacation from March 28 to April 5, and then extended this decision until April 30 and later until May 11. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin issued a decree temporarily restricting movement across Russia’s borders since March 30.

On March 29, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin issued a decree introducing a self-isolation regime for residents of the capital. This decision was subsequently copied by most regional governors.

By April 16, all regions of the Russian Federation had recorded cases of coronavirus infection.

On April 28, Putin announced the decision to extend non-working days until May 11 at a meeting with heads of the Russian regions.

On May 11, Russian President Vladimir Purtin announced the end of the non-working days regime and a gradual exit from the self-isolation regime starting May 12. The final decision on the timing and sequence of the lifting or softening of restrictive measures rests with heads of the regions, noted the announcement.

On June 9, the self-isolation regime in Moscow was canceled. The retailers of non-food goods and service sector shops returned to work. At the same time, the use of medical masks and gloves when in public places remains as a requirement in the capital.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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