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Peskov appreciated Putin’s readiness for “unpopular measures” on COVID – RBK

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for “unpopular measures” in connection with the spread of the coronavirus and does not shrink from responsibility. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, reports “RIA News”

So, when asked whether the president is ready to take such unpopular steps among the population as the introduction of QR codes, Peskov replied: responsibility on himself, he repeatedly proved this in the most difficult moments. “

At the same time, the press secretary of the head of state indicated that Putin is a supporter of thoughtful, deliberate and balanced actions, and the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. “And the main task – to encourage citizens to be more actively vaccinated and revaccinated, of course, dictates the need for a number of measures,” he added.

In addition, according to Peskov, the country’s leadership found itself in a difficult situation in connection with plans related to the introduction of QR codes in transport and in public places. “This is a difficult task, and each time you have to walk along a very, very narrow blade – on the one hand, to save people and ensure their health, and on the other hand, not to harm the country’s economy,” he concluded.


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By data The headquarters in Russia detected 33 796 new cases of COVID-19 per day, which is 238 more than the day before. At the same time, another 1238 people died. The leaders in the number of deaths from COVID-19 were Moscow (92), St. Petersburg (65) and the Moscow region (60).

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Source: federal and regional headquarters for the fight against coronavirus

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