Kremlin dismisses rumors claiming Russia will re-introduce self-isolation

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17 September 2020

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov thinks that there are no grounds for the rumors claiming that Russia will re-introduce the self-isolation regime soon, he told reporters on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

"There are no grounds for such rumors currently," Peskov said.


The Kremlin spokesman added that the mobilization of the Russian healthcare system would help manage the rise in new COVID-19 cases. He dismissed claims that Russia plans to reintroduce quarantine measures soon. "There is no discussion of that. Why not? Because during the acute phase of the fight against the coronavirus, all Russian regions without exception introduced preemptive measures to mobilize the healthcare system for the needs of the pandemic. This mobilization has taken place," he stressed. Peskov reminded that the work was carried out under strict control of Russia’s government headquarters tasked with combating the spread of the virus. "The Russian president personally took part in this work on a weekly basis. Those efforts have provided results," Peskov noted.

When asked to comment on the situation in the Stavropol Region, which is still at the first stage of lifting quarantine restrictions, Peskov said that this matter in the jurisdiction of the governor. "They [the governors] make the corresponding decisions," he said.