How is Russia handling the corona pandemic?

So far Russia seems to cope very well with the corona crisis. An update of the situation.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Russia exceeded 80 thousand, over the past day it increased by 6361 people. In total, 747 people died from coronavirus in the country.

Next week, signs may appear that Russia is reaching a plateau in the area of the situation with the coronavirus, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov (that is, the number of new infections may stop growing).

‘Accordingly, next week there is also hope that we will see some first signs of reaching the plateau,’ he said in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the channel Russia 1.

The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, announced a “smooth” course of the epidemic in Moscow. Self-isolation measures taken in the capital made it possible to avoid an outbreak of coronavirus infection and smoothed out the epidemic, he said.

The first five cities in Russia, where residents most strictly observe measures of self-isolation, included Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan and Ufa. The rating was made by Raiffeisenbank based on customer transactions.

The effectiveness of conventional and antibacterial soaps against coronavirus is the same, found out in Rospotrebnadzor. Antibacterial soap may not destroy the viruses, since they have a different resistance than bacteria, but it can be washed off, like any other, the service specified.

Text: Ekaterina Ostrovskaya, photo: Sergey Kisilyov on ‘Agency of city news Moscow’