Putin canceled a trip to Petersburg and will appeal to the Russians about the coronavirus

the President has decided to make a televised address after the elections on the eve of the meetings Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming hours will make a televised address to the Russians on the situation of the coronavirus, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov the President decided to make a televised address after the elections on the eve of the meetings
the Press service of the President of Russia the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the coming hours will make a televised address to the Russians on the situation of the coronavirus, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
the Press service of the President of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming hours will make a televised address to the Russians on the situation of the coronavirus, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. According to him, such need arose after the past on the eve of many hours of meetings. Putin met with government members, the leadership of the Central Bank and the presidential administration.

“Today, there have been changes in the schedule of the President, he canceled the flight to St. Petersburg and remained in Moscow. Currently, he is working, and in the next few hours he will finalize the text of his address to the citizens”, – said Peskov, quoted by “Interfax”. Stream will start around 15:00 Moscow.

Answering the question of the BBC Russian service, is it possible to postpone the vote on the amendments to the Constitution, Peskov said that decision yet. “With the development of the epidemiological situation – and it is changing and it is moving – we discussed various options. But the final decision has not been taken yet”, – said the press Secretary.

last week “Medusa”, citing a source close to the presidential administration, wrote that Putin plans to speak to the nation, which announced the postponement of the voting in connection with the situation of coronavirus.

the publication said that the voting can move on Russia Day on June 12. They also discussed migration to a single voting day on September 13. Sands then said that the presidential administration does not consider any alternative dates for voting, as for that “no objective evidence”.

the Journalists asked him how the President feels after a visit to the hospital in Kommunarka, where hospitalitynet patients with suspected coronavirus. “Ugh-ugh-ugh, well,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. However, he was unable to explain why Putin continues to greet his companions by the hand, although in the current situation, doctors everywhere advise it. According to Peskov, Putin shakes hands “with observance of all necessary precautions and disinfection”.

the Press Secretary added that the President “does not happen in such highly public places.” “I think, with the chief doctor of the main hospital, where they treat the coronavirus, you can shake hands confidently and calmly,” concluded Sands (his dialogue with journalists contained in the Telegram-channel “jellyfish”).

Shortly before the announcement televised address Putin, it became known that Russia has sharply increased the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus: from 495 to 658. New cases recorded in 20 regions of Russia, most – in Moscow (120, 410 only).