European media called the reasons for the sharp increase in the number of cases in Russia


Over the last day in Russia, more than 10 new cases of coronavirus were registered - the rampant epidemic is breaking new records. Among the sick were even the country's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and other officials. Deutsche Welle correspondents are looking for the answer to the question why there are so many patients with the new virus in the Russian Federation.


For several days now, authorities have reported a record increase in the number of sick people. In many places quarantine has been introduced. Despite the large number of newly ill, the number of deaths from a new virus in the country is still relatively low - “only” 1280 people on May 3. However, in recent weeks, doubts have arisen that doctors always report real causes of death.

According to some assumptions, in Moscow, perhaps more than a quarter of a million people are infected with coronavirus. A similar opinion was expressed on Saturday May 2 by the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, on his blog.

Meanwhile, 44 temporary clinics have opened in the capital, which can treat up to 10 patients. However, many doctors and nurses complain of fatigue and lack of protective equipment. Residents of St. Petersburg hang out portraits of dead physicians on the streets and lay flowers on them. President Putin himself admitted that there is a shortage of necessary equipment in the healthcare system. In Moscow, they plan to attract medical students to fight the virus.


The 75th pavilion of VDNH in Moscow is being converted into a COVID center


The recent increase in the number of infected people is probably largely due to numerous violations of the isolation regime. Many Russians underestimated the danger of the new virus.

However, there is another reason. The Vedomosti newspaper reports that patients with an unclear diagnosis were admitted to hospitals, which infected most of the other patients. It is a fact that in recent weeks in Russia they began to test more for coronavirus. According to many experts, the increase in the number of infected people is associated with an increased number of tests.


1200 beds at the Crocus Expo exhibition center in Moscow


However, there are certain doubts about the reliability of the tests for COVID-19. As Sergei Sobyanin recently stated, in Moscow, half of patients with a severe course of the disease had negative test results.

It is also unclear how many ROC ministers are infected with the new virus. It is known that several priests have already died from the disease. The leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church urged believers to stay home and not go to church. However, Orthodox churches in the Russian Federation remain open to the public.

Vladimir Putin extended the state of emergency in Russia until May 11. At the same time, he announced that the authorities will develop a plan to remove some restrictions. Earlier, he announced that the country was able to slow down the spread of the virus.

This should not reassure us. The situation remains very difficult

He said last week.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 4 May 2020 16: 53
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    Something like this is happening in the world. Horror is just what. And what is a coronavirus? laughing I go to work. Means of ind.protection is not and is not expected. Yo my! A bunch of friends. bully Where are you, the virus? laughing
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 4 May 2020 17: 18
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      Nakarka ...
    2. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 4 May 2020 19: 56
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      Why are you lying, you don’t work anywhere, but you live on your mother’s salary.
    3. Polozhenko Igor Offline
      Polozhenko Igor (Polozhenko Igor) 5 May 2020 02: 27
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      Do you want to meet in person?
  2. Digital error Offline
    Digital error (Eugene) 4 May 2020 18: 05
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    Vladimir Putin extended the state of emergency

    Author, is this a quote on DW?

    the increase in the number of infected is probably largely due to numerous violations of the self-isolation regime

    The head of Rospotrebnadzor admitted that in Russia it will be possible to avoid the peak of the incidence rate if citizens fall off»During the May holidays.
    Do not "break" with what? Pretty little word, "macaroni" reminded.
    1. Kristallovich Offline
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 4 May 2020 18: 37
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      I am not an author, but yes, this is a quote.
  3. Sergey-54 Offline
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 4 May 2020 18: 30
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    Until all US bio-laboratories around the country are bombed, it will be so. Only Bander 15, and they all climb into Moscow.
  4. orange Offline
    orange (ororpore) 4 May 2020 20: 46
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    This is a hypocritical talk of power with the Russian Orthodox Church .... What is the point if more than half of the population believes that Stalin and the Gulag will bring more benefits to the country.
    1. Polozhenko Igor Offline
      Polozhenko Igor (Polozhenko Igor) 5 May 2020 02: 28
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      Doubt it?
  5. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 4 May 2020 22: 23
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    The last jump in the disease in the Russian Federation is associated with the import of infected and sick tourists from several Asian countries, India, Thailand and others ... and the authorities’ unwillingness to send them to strict quarantine, which they do not want to comply voluntarily.
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  7. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 5 May 2020 01: 42
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    Their care already drives a tear ...
  8. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 5 May 2020 07: 27
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    I do not like that private companies are engaged in testing. It turns out that before the pandemic, they were not particularly trusted by affordable medicine. Why would everything suddenly change?
    1. Ivan Semenov Offline
      Ivan Semenov (Ivan Semenov) 5 May 2020 09: 41
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      I agree. Where there are private companies, there is a thirst for profit. And they act, first of all, on the basis of benefits, not benefits for the country.
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  10. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 5 May 2020 15: 27
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    The so-called "pandemic" is bloated and is more of an information company .... And judging by the trends in the world (American or US-controlled) media, China and Russia will be accused of everything of "origin", and so-called. epidemics.
  11. Nick Offline
    Nick (Nikolai) 5 May 2020 16: 10
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    Article blah blah blah. What are the growth records in Russia. The authors cannot even figure it out. And the daily increase in cases recently has been no higher than 7-8%. One of the lowest rates in the world. Mortality is the same. Lower at times than in Europe and America.