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WHO praises measures taken by Russian authorities to combat COVID-19

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WHO praises measures taken by Russian authorities to combat COVID-19


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Russia is promptly taking measures against an increase in the number of coronavirus infections, according to experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Catherine Smallwood, who holds the post of the organization's chief specialist for emergency response, the country's authorities act quickly and in a timely manner, TASS reports.

Russia is a very large country, and the pandemic is developing in different ways in its various regions. This month, the number of infections has become much higher, especially in megacities: in Moscow and St. Petersburg. At the same time, measures are being taken in cities, and WHO experts have no doubt that they will certainly lead to an improvement in the epidemiological situation.

The health care system itself has undergone reconstruction; special places in hospitals are allocated for patients with COVID-19. Many people began to work remotely, schoolchildren were dismissed for holidays, and crowded gatherings in public places were banned.

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