MOSCOW (Reuters) - The coronavirus situation in Russia is continuing to deteriorate, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told a meeting on Wednesday of senior government officials and President Vladimir Putin.
Golikova said there was a critical situation in 16 Russian regions, where hospital beds were at more than 90% of capacity.
Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it would send army medics to a region in the Urals hit by a surge in COVID-19 cases, after doctors there made a public plea to Putin for help.
Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Catherine Evans
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