Russia to combat the coronavirus have been able to protect the safety of citizens and work to stay ahead, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the implementation of measures to support the economy and social sphere.

“let me Remind you when to take the first steps to combat the epidemic, we realized that forced constraints, and worldwide — will inevitably impact on business activity, economy, business, and hence revenue, the welfare of the people. Therefore, it was necessary to solve two tasks: to protect the safety of people, work in advance, on the whole we are able to do,” — said Putin, quoted by press service of the Kremlin.

“the Logic of our actions was to primarily to support citizens, especially families with children, to provide employment, to help businesses to preserve jobs and labor groups. All packages of measures were reasonable and consistent basis, taking into account the development situation and the situation in the economy, in the labor market”, — said Putin.

“This approach would exclude any form of populism. Acted the principle of targeting, taking into account the specific situations faced by people,” — said the President.

According to the operational headquarters on June 15, the number of cases of detection of coronavirus in Russia over the past day rose by 8246 — to 537 210. In total recovered 284 539 people, 7091 recorded death related to the coronavirus.