Reuters wrote that the number of people infected with coronavirus in Russia this month is growing rapidly, but the numbers of infections reported by the authorities are significantly lower than in the early stages of the epidemic in many Western European countries. According to Russian media, the official balance raises doubts.
The British-language BBC service reports that the Emergency Department does not recommend people wearing protective clothing in public. Their use in the open air is, according to the Office, “pointless”. “It is beneficial to breathe fresh air while you are outdoors and put on a veil,” the ministry said.
Coming out with a covered mouth and nose is ordered or recommended in a number of countries during a covid-19 pandemic. This is compulsory in the Czech Republic.