Vladimir Putin asks army for help as Russia battles Covid-19 surge


President Vladimir Putin said that Russia may need the army’s help to build field hospitals for Covid-19 patients as Russia battles a surge in infections that has led to a nationwide workplace shutdown.“The situation in the country is very difficult,” Putin said in remarks on Monday to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and other top brass. “More than 40,000 cases (a day). This has never happened.“I ask you to … continue to provide support to the civil medical service if needed. Maybe use your…

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