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World Russia's Putin orders bonuses for 'frontline' virus medics

18:25  08 april  2020
18:25  08 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced additional payouts to health professionals working on "the frontline" of the country's fight against the coronavirus.

a person wearing a costume: Putin used full protective gear during a visit last month to a hospital treating coronavirus patients © Alexey DRUZHININ Putin used full protective gear during a visit last month to a hospital treating coronavirus patients

Putin listed the bonuses as part of new measures to support Russians during the epidemic after health officials reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.

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The president also urged the public to be patient with the lockdown to help slow the spread of the infection.

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"For most people, to be inside four walls is dreary and miserable," he said during a video call with regional governors.

"A breakthrough in battling the infection will depend on our discipline and responsibility," he said.

The country is realising how crucial the work of doctors is "for the first time in decades", said Putin, promising 10 billion rubles ($132 million) for monthly bonuses to health care employees nationwide.

Doctors treating coronavirus patients would be paid an additional 80,000 rubles ($1,059) per month, while nurses, ambulance medics and drivers would get between 25,000 and 50,000 rubles.

"These specialists are on the front line," Putin said, ordering an increase in their state insurance to the level enjoyed by members of the armed forces.

Russia on Wednesday reported 1,175 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 8,672. The epicentre of the epidemic in Russia is Moscow, with 5,841 cases.

So far, Russia has recorded only 63 deaths from the virus.

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