Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin was difficult decision to postpone a Victory parade because of the spread of coronavirus. About this Peskov told in the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin”, reports “Interfax” on Sunday, April 19.
“He [Putin] is quite consistent,” — said Peskov, stressing that the priority of the President’s health.
However, the press Secretary of the President said that to mark the Victory Day, “do I have”, because on may 9 — “Holy for all of us holiday and the Saint for President.”
Peskov also said that next week will take further decisions on the regime in connection with the spread of the coronavirus. He noted that there was “a very difficult combination”: on the one hand, it is important to care about health of Russians, but it is impossible to give to “choke the economy, which is already in severe crisis because of the circumstances.”
Previously, it was estimated that in Russia in the last week the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus has increased almost three times — from 15.7 thousand to 42.8 thousand. The number of Russians with coronavirus for the period increased by 27 thousand. Patients with coronavirus in all regions.