Dr. Melita Vujnovic, the World Health Organization’s representative in Russia, discusses the low number of coronavirus cases in Russia and the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“The director-general of WHO said ‘test, test, test,'” Dr. Melita Vujnovic told CNN Thursday. “Well, Russia started that literally at the end of January.”
Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.
“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”
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