Several days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin was seen visiting the new Kommunarka medical facility outside Moscow wearing a full hazmat suit. Kommunarka chief surgeon, Denis Protsenko, gave him a tour and inspection alongside Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. Later Putin commented on his satisfaction of the facility and its ability to combat a possible “Italian” situation. Since his visit Putin has imposed stricter quarantine measures after Protsenko told him to follow the “Asian” way of shutting everything down. More facilities have begun to shut down such as stores, schools, offices, and parks. Putin and his Cabinet have announced that they will provide relief for those affected by the coronavirus, but it is unclear what those would look like or if they will be enough.
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