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Russia: ‘I understand citizens who are tired of restrictions’ - Putin on COVID-19 fight04:25

Russia: ‘I understand citizens who are tired of restrictions’ - Putin on COVID-19 fight

Russian Federation, Novo-Ogaryovo
September 29, 2020 at 14:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he understands people who are tired of the restrictive measures imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19, speaking at an online government meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo on Tuesday.

The head of state noted that people do not always understand that COVID-19 is "a quiet, invisible, but very dangerous enemy," and called on the authorities to "patiently and persistently" explain the need to comply with preventive measures to citizens.

During the meeting, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko also reported that clinical trials of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine "Sputnik V" in Belarus began a week earlier than expected.

Russia has recorded an increasing number of coronavirus cases over the last week. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the country has registered a total of 1,167,805 infections and 20,545 COVID-19 deaths.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he understands people who are tired of the restrictive measures imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19, speaking at an online government meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo on Tuesday.

The head of state noted that people do not always understand that COVID-19 is "a quiet, invisible, but very dangerous enemy," and called on the authorities to "patiently and persistently" explain the need to comply with preventive measures to citizens.

During the meeting, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko also reported that clinical trials of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine "Sputnik V" in Belarus began a week earlier than expected.

Russia has recorded an increasing number of coronavirus cases over the last week. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the country has registered a total of 1,167,805 infections and 20,545 COVID-19 deaths.

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