Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday, April 13, 2020 that the coronavirus epidemic in the country was “not getting better,” according to comments carried by state media.
Putin demanded that officials provide him with daily reports and forecasts about the situation.
He said Russia’s military could become involved in further response measures, such as assistance by military medical staff.
The Russian leader, who has been working remotely, expressed support for the city of Moscow’s lockdown quarantine measures.
Most of Russia’s regions have followed Moscow’s lead and imposed similar measures, advising residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s coronavirus fatalities have reached 93, with confirmed cases reaching 3,102, the country’s Health Minister, Maksym Stepanov, told a news briefing on Monday.
During the last 24 hours, Stepanov said a total of 97 patients have recovered and 325 people have tested positive for the disease in the country, including 12 children and 85 health workers.
On March 25, Ukraine introduced emergency measures across the country through April 24 to stop the spread of the disease.