Last Wednesday, Moscow was building three new hospitals to treat people with coronavirus. The city announced roundup of all stray animals and a war on rats. Moscow said it would use facial recognition to make sure quarantined people remained at home.
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia has coronavirus “under control” and added infections were “contained.”
Today, Moscow officials denied the city government “will introduce a near-total shutdown of the city to contain the spread of the coronavirus.”
The business daily Vedomosti said today that extraordinary measures are about to be taken in the Russian capital. Moscow officials said citizens should get information from official web sites.
When Putin speaks, Moscow listens.