In an appeal published on his page on Instagram, he said that at the moment, “it might seem to some that what is happening is some kind of game, movie, like such a Hollywood thriller,” but, as the deputy head of the Security Council noted, “this is not a game. "

He said that "more than half a million people in the world fell ill."

“Unfortunately, what is happening now is a real threat to each of us and to the entire human civilization,” Medvedev added.

Earlier it was reported that according to the World Health Organization, the number of infected COVID-19 in the world reached 638,146.

On March 11, WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.