Putin asks military to build medical facilities amid COVID-19 chaos

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Putin makes it possible for him to continue governing until 2036
Putin makes it possible for him to continue governing until 2036
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has called on the military to build more medical facilities for the rapidly growing number of Covid-19 patients.

Putin said at a meeting with Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu on Monday, that the additional facilities should relieve the burden on the health system.

The number of new coronavirus infections is now exceeding 40,000 per day while deaths have gone above 1,000 per day.

Experts suspect, however, that the numbers are in fact much higher.

“There has never been anything like this before,” Putin said.

Due to the sharp rise in infections, workers across Russia are being told to stay home until Nov. 7.

The capital Moscow and other regions are also under a partial lockdown.

Most shops are closed but supermarkets and pharmacies are still open.

The Russian leadership keeps calling on people to get vaccinated.

However, only around 30 per cent of the population has received the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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