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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with Covid-19. The news was announced on Thursday evening, live on national television, during a video link with President Vladimir Putin.
Russians will have to self-isolate until May 11, President Vladimir Putin has said, as the country braces itself for the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, which has infected over 95,000 people nationwide.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has defended the World Health Organization (WHO) against allegations that it is to blame for how the novel coronavirus pandemic unfolded.
If you’re in Russia, and you’re plotting a post-quarantine holiday, it might be better to reconsider. In fact, according to a top Russian politician, you shouldn’t plan to travel abroad for the rest of the year.
Self-isolation has led to an alarming growth in domestic violence during quarantine when most people are required to stay at home. As a result, Russian authorities are considering softer measures for victims of abuse.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has suggested new measures to support small and medium-sized businesses by providing them with funds to continue paying salaries to employees instead of laying them off amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Russian government may need to drastically ramp up stimulus spending, as the economic crisis triggered by Covid-19 could leave up to 8 million Russians out of work, warned the head of the parliamentary finance oversight body.
Russian diplomats called on their US counterparts to provide some actual evidence of allegations circulated by American media and officials that Moscow is waging a coronavirus-themed fake news campaign – but have received none.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government and the Central Bank to develop an additional business support program amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The program should be finalised within five days, he said.