Putin Warns Russia to Prepare For ‘Extraordinary’ Coronavirus Crisis
resident Vladimir Putin on Monday warned officials to brace for “extraordinary” scenarios in the coronavirus pandemic as Moscow tightened its lockdown measures and Russia reported its highest daily infection figures yet.
In a video conference with officials on Monday, Putin said the next weeks would be “decisive” for Russia’s fight against the virus as the situation “is changing practically every day, and unfortunately not for the better.”
He told officials that they need to “consider all scenarios for how the situation will develop, even the most complex and extraordinary.”
In the video conference, Putin called for measures to end shortages of protective equipment for medics.