Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

Sun Online Desk

28th March, 2020 10:44:30 printer

Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

Parks are closing across the country but many Russians are not sure what all the fuss is about


Russia is beginning what Vladimir Putin called a "non-working week", to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The government is urging people to stay at home, though mixed messaging has left many Russians confused.

Officials now hint the new restrictions could be extended beyond 5 April, depending on the health situation.

The number of Russians infected with Covid-19 passed 1,000 on Friday, with most cases detected in Moscow.

A total of four people died in Covid-19 in the country.