Putin the neighborhood of residence is located just outside of Moscow, and would have preferred to by the president as a remote desktop from work to avoid the traffic congestion in the capital.
It is isolated to the residence in April when the officials, he has had close contact with have been diagnosed with Covid-19, including the head of the country’s main coronavirus in the hospital, the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, and shortly after, his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov. In April, Peskov said that anyone meeting the president has had to take a Covid-19 test.
Russia is the third-largest number of cases of coronavirus in the world, with 544,725 reported cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University. It has a low amount of deaths, however, with 7,274 deaths due to the virus.
Despite the rate of new cases remaining high, locking restrictions put in place by March have been raised quickly to Moscow in advance of the major political events in Moscow, the Day of the Victory Parade of Russia’s annual show of military hardware — on the 24th of June, and a historic referendum on constitutional changes, July 1, that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run for other mandates.
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNBC last week that the lifting of the restrictions was appropriate given the decrease in the rate of new infections.
Peskov said the number of infections has been to ” reduce day-to-day, although very slowly “, adding that it was no longer the danger that Russia’s health care system could be overwhelmed.
“Now, we can be sure that we have a significant number of beds, a large number of fans, and the materials protection, so that we are ready to all the evolution of the pandemic,” he said.