Putin asks military to build medical facilities amid Covid chaos

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the military to build more medical facilities for the rapidly growing number of Covid-19 patients. The additional facilities should relieve the burden on the health system, Putin said at a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday. The number of new coronavirus infections is now exceeding 40,000 per day. Deaths have gone above 1,000 per day. Experts suspect, however, that the numbers are in fact much higher. “There has never been anything like this before,” Putin said. Due to the sharp rise in infections, workers across Russia are bein…

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