Pandemic in Russia slowly receding

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 28, 2021 at 2:21 PM

NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 28. /TASS/. Actions of Russian authorities to combat the coronavirus spread face up to the level of threats and yield positive results, as the pandemic is slowly subsiding in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a cabinet meeting Thursday.

According to him, objective data shows that the actions taken in Russia to curb the COVID-19 spread "are in line with the level threats which it poses for citizens."

"Generally, [these actions] yield positive results," the leader stressed. "The pandemic is truly gradually receding."

He explained that the number of cases is going down in Russia, while the number of recoveries "has been steadily above the infection numbers lately."

"As of lethality, the situation is generally satisfactory if you can even speak about it in such categories. Nevertheless, it is indeed true in comparison with other countries," Putin added.

The Russian president emphasized that the infection rate in Russia remains lower than in other countries. "We have around 12 infections per every 100,000 people," he noted. "This is four times as low as in European countries, many European countries."