March 15, 2020 / 6:55 PM / 18 days ago

Putin names Moscow mayor to run new working group to fight coronavirus - agencies

MOSCOW, March 15 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered the creation of a special working group within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus, RIA news agency reported.

Putin put Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in charge of the new group, which will also include government officials, Interfax news agency reported.

Russia has recorded 63 cases of the coronavirus as of Sunday. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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