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Putin to speak on Russia's coronavirus situation later on Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting, dedicated to the country's automobile industry, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia April 24, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin would give a speech about the coronavirus situation in the country later on Tuesday.

“President Putin has a big speech planned, but I am not going to announce anything, let’s wait until the meeting,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Reporting by Alexander Marrow and Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Catherine Evans

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