the Ministry of health and the Ministry confirmed the deficit of personal protective equipment (PPE) for physicians in the Russian regions. This was told by a member of the Duma Committee on health protection Boris Mendelevich following the meeting of the working group of the Committee, RIA Novosti reported.

Mendelevich added that the Ministry “has led very encouraging data,” according to which the production of means of protection for doctors is growing.

on April 28, the Ministry of health asked the heads of medical institutions to use PPE in smaller quantities and more efficiently, and also recommended that as little as possible to go to the sick chamber. According to RIA Novosti, the reason for such statements was the lack of masks, gowns, gloves and other protection. The Ministry also recommended to reduce the number of health care workers who are in close contact with sick patients.

As of April 29 announced a freelance epidemiologist, Ministry of health Nikolai Briko, during the epidemic in Russia died more than 70 physicians with confirmed coronavirus infection. He added that the number of infected doctors is growing.

For the last day in 82 regions of Russia revealed 5841 case of coronavirus, the country was 99 399 cases. For the first time in Russia for days has killed more than 100 people recorded 108 deaths. For all time of epidemic 972 people died, 10 recovered 286.