Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, announced last Tuesday that the country would implement a nationwide mask mandate to prevent new coronavirus cases, reports said.
Rospotrebnadzor, the federal health watchdog agency, also appealed to the heads of Russia’s 85 regions to take measures to close bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues by 11:00 PM each night, The New York Times reported.
The country of 144.5 million has had 1.6 million confirmed cases and nearly 30,000 deaths. Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told the Moscow Times that all of the country’s regions have experienced a shortage in doctors.
The report said Putin insisted he has no plans to close down the entire country and called the new measures “justified” and “targeted.”
TRENDPOST: As with other nations, totally absent in the mask-wearing mandates is the proven ineffectiveness of the most popular worn mask in preventing the spread of the virus or catching it… and the health and psychological damage resulting from wearing them.

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