Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown
|bbc.com 28 Mar 2020 at 00:25|
The number of Russians infected with Covid-19 passed 1,000 on Friday, with most cases detected in Moscow.
Based on that figure, the Kremlin spokesman has stressed that there is "de facto no epidemic" here, comparing Russia s position favourably with the crisis in Europe.
And whilst state TV s rolling news channel has changed its name to We re Staying Home - broadcasting from presenters living rooms - many people are struggling to adjust after its previous insistence that Covid-19 was a "foreign threat".