Russian Prime Minister returned to office after leaving COVID-19
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has recovered from COVID-19 treatment and returned to work. TASS reporting.
Prime Minister Mishustin on April 30 announced he was infected with COVID-19. That day, President Putin signed a decree authorizing Mr. Mishustin to take a break from work to cure COVID-19.
On May 19, the Kremlin website announced that Putin’s decree had expired, meaning that Mishustin would return to perform the work of the Russian prime minister.
Just one day earlier, Mr. Mishustin still ran a government meeting on May 18 from the hospital.
Russia is the country with the second highest number of COVID-19 infections in the world (second only to the US) with nearly 300,000 cases. According to the announcement of the Russian Center for Response to COVID-19 on May 19, 2,837 people died from COVID-19.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Russia has increased rapidly and in the first half of May, the country recorded more than 10,000 new cases daily. However, over the past four days, the number of cases has been kept below 10,000.
There were 76,130 COVID-19 patients cured, accounting for more than 25% of all cases across Russia.
“Disaster” in the Republic of Dagestan
However, Putin is forced to pay attention to the situation at the Dagestan federal entity – the Islamic Republic located in the western Caspian Sea, according to the newspaper. The Moscow Times.
In an online meeting on May 18, Mufti Akhmad Abdulayev – the religious leader of the Republic of Dagestan – described his local situation as “horrible” and called for the help of President Putin. .
“The scale of the disaster forced us to ask for help from you,” Abdulayev told Putin.
According to Dagestan officials, the republic has had at least 657 deaths from COVID-19, including 40 doctors. However, Abdulayev said that many others may also die from COVID-19 but were not counted.
Putin responded to Abdulayev that “the situation in the Republic of Dagestan is complicated and of course it requires additional and urgent measures”.
According to the Russian president, the cause of the current complex developments in Dagestan is “the slow adoption of medical support measures and self-treatment efforts at home”, according to the president. TASS.
Putin asked local officials to continue reporting in detail about what Dagestan wanted to receive support from the federal government and pledged “to be sure” to help the federal entity.