Too early to relax in fight against pandemic, Putin says

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 28, 2021 at 2:22 PM

NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 28. /TASS/. It is too early to relax in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with cabinet members on Thursday.

According to him, the pandemic is slowly waning and the coronavirus situation in Russia is better than in some European countries. Nevertheless, the president pointed out that "it is too early to relax." Putin noted that in conversations with regional governors, he constantly emphasized "the need to maintain precautionary measures and health rules, keep a reserve of hospital beds for coronavirus patients and means to combat COVID-19, including personal protective equipment and medications."

"We need to act carefully, providing assistance to people and supporting the economy," Putin stressed. The president also ordered that federal and regional authorities continue coordinated efforts to combat the coronavirus, adapting their activities "to the current threats."