Russia coronavirus cover-up fears as locals demand ‘truth’ amid Putin’s extreme measures

The world’s largest country is in lockdown. The Russian government has imposed strict measures on the population in order to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Authorities have been using facial recognition cameras to monitor the quarantine according to BBC News. 

A Russian citizen told BBC News: “I don’t get it at all.

“They say the number of sick people is low and yet they tell us to self-isolate.

“Just tell the truth.”

Another said: “I don’t believe the authorities.

“They just wag their tongues and don’t do anything.”

BBC News’ Moscow Correspondent Steve Rosenberg said: “To defeat a pandemic a Government needs the trust of the people.

“It needs the public to believe the official information it is putting out.

“The problem here is that over the years many Russians have grown sceptical about what they are being told by those in power.”

At the time of writing, Russia has the 27th highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world.

The country has more than 2,700 cases in total.

The death toll in Russia is currently 24. 

190 people have recovered from the virus in Russia. 

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Worldwide there have been more than 937,000 COVID-19 cases. 

The death toll has reached more than 47,000 at the time of writing.

Over 195,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.

The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 215,000 confirmed cases.

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