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Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown
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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".
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