Did Russian President Vladimir Putin Take a Coronavirus Test

The Kremlin said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not undergone the new Corona virus test, and he does not need to undergo such a test, because he is healthy and does not have any symptoms.

Russia has reported 199 cases of the virus so far, a figure lower than many other European countries, but the infections have risen sharply in recent days and one person has died of the virus.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a conference call when asked if Putin had been tested for the Coronavirus: “Thank God … he always feels better.”

52 new cases of coronavirus infection registered in Russia

As of March 19, the number of patients infected with coronavirus infection in Russia increased by 52 cases – to 199. This is stated in the message of the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.

For a day, coronavirus was found in people in 23 regions of Russia. Most cases in Moscow are 12 people. In the Moscow and Sverdlovsk Regions, coronavirus was found in five people in each of the regions, in the Tula Region, in the Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk Territories – three new cases, in the Tambov, Voronezh, Kirov Regions and the Krasnodar Territory – two cases each. In another 13 regions – on one occasion.

All patients, according to the operational headquarters, in the last two weeks have visited countries unsuccessful for coronavirus infection.

A headquarters report said that “no deaths from coronavirus infection have been reported.

In Russia, four infected with the COVID-19 virus recovered, according to the data on the official portal of the disease Stopkoronavirus.ru. The total number of people who recovered from the virus in Russia reached 9. A total of 199 cases of infection were confirmed in the country.

The site does not specify the names and region of the recovered Russians. According to Interfax, citing a government source, we are talking about patients in Moscow.

In Russia, Putin was called for emergency measures in the fight against coronavirus
An open letter was published on the Internet addressed to the leadership of Russia. Its authors urge people to test for coronavirus free of charge and postpone voting on constitutional amendments.

Coronavirus testing in St. Petersburg

Doctors and public figures of Russia on Friday, March 20, published an open letter on the Internet to the Russian leadership urging them to take emergency measures to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes SARS-19 SARS. The appeal emphasizes that an epidemic is beginning in Russia, therefore, “it is necessary to act urgently.”

The authors of the open letter, among other things, called for urgent start of free coronavirus testing of all potentially infected citizens, allow clinics to use foreign tests without certification and allow private hospitals to help combat the epidemic.

Postpone constitutional amendment vote

According to the initiators of the appeal, it is necessary to immediately introduce quarantine for people at risk, ensure the delivery of food and garbage to those who are infected and who have contacted them, prohibit any public events, postpone voting on constitutional amendments, close all educational and cultural institutions, restrict work catering, transfer staff to remote work and provide interest-free loans to small businesses.

The authors of the letter emphasize that the rejection of these and a number of other listed measures is fraught with a sharp deterioration in the epidemiological situation in Russia. “Thousands and even tens of thousands of our fellow citizens may die. Damage to public relations will be irreparable,” the authors of the message warn.


Four more coronavirus infected in Russia recovered


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