Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with experts on the development of COVID-19, said that the peak of the coronavirus epidemic has not yet been passed.

“We closely monitor the situation, taking into account the positive and negative experiences of other countries. Once again, I note that the peak of the epidemic has not yet passed. Now it is extremely important to avoid the mistakes of others, not to learn from our own, to draw lessons and draw conclusions based on the position of the medical and scientific community, ”the president emphasized.

He called for decisions that "should be proportionate to the threat and appropriate to the situation."

“The main thing is the safety and health of Russian citizens. At the same time, it is important to ensure conditions for the quickest possible restoration of economic and business activity, ”the head of state said.

According to the operational headquarters, over the past day in Russia 1154 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in 43 regions of the country. Based on these data, infection in the Russian Federation was recorded 7497 times in 81 regions.

For the entire period of observation of infection in Russia, 58 people died from complications arising from the background of COVID-19, and other concomitant diseases. 11 of them died in the past day. However, at least 495 people recovered from the coronavirus.

Most infected are concentrated in Moscow. 5181 cases and 31 deaths from the effects of COVID-19 are known. Since the last report, the number of people infected in Moscow has grown by 697 people. It is noted that only 4% of patients have recently returned from abroad.

Among new infections in Moscow, more than 45% are people under 45 years old. According to operational data, 47.5% of those infected are between the ages of 18-45 years old, another 34% are in the category from 46 to 65 years old. 9.5% and 5% are people aged 66-80 and over 80, respectively. Children make up 4% of the total number of cases of infection.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, against the backdrop of the spread of COVID-19, over 185 thousand people remain under the supervision of physicians in Russia.

As Denis Protsenko, the head doctor of the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kommunarka, specified, almost 400 patients are treated at the facility, more than 200 of them with confirmed coronavirus.

“He consists of 389 patients, of whom: with a diagnosis of pneumonia 345, confirmed COVID 226, 32 are in intensive care (on mechanical ventilation 14),” Protsenko wrote on Facebook. The doctor said that in a day 29 patients were admitted to the hospital, and 41 were discharged.

Clinical trials of drugs

Against the background of the publication of new data on the distribution of COVID-19 in Russia, they announced the beginning of clinical trials of the drugs Mefloquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Kolidavir for the treatment of patients with coronavirus.

As the press service of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency clarifies, the drugs will be used according to new medical conditions for the treatment of patients with new coronavirus infection.

“April 6, 2020 on the basis of the SSC FMBC them. A.I. Burnazyan FMBA of Russia began clinical studies of the drugs "Meflohin" and "Hydroxychloroquine" in comparison with the drug "Calidavir" in three groups of patients with different severity of condition, "the FMBA press service quoted the head of the department Veronika Skvortsova.

The studies will be carried out with the written consent of patients with coronavirus at the Burnazyan State Medical Center.

We add that before that the FMBA talked about the treatment regimen for severe coronavirus pneumonia based on the use of the drug “Dalargin”, which is used for pulmonary edema. It has been reported that the agency is embarking on clinical trials of Dalargin in severe coronavirus pneumonia accompanied by respiratory failure.

Academic year and exam

Against the background of the epidemiological situation in Russia, the question of extending the school year until June 8 for 11th grade students is being considered. This was told by the Minister of Education of Russia Sergey Kravtsov.

“The question is being considered for eleventh graders — those who will pass the unified state exam — to extend the academic year until June 8,” RIA Novosti quoted the words from Kravtsov’s speech on the Russia 24 television channel.

He added that the passing of the Unified State Exam in this case will take place after June 8th.

Earlier it became known that the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science Oleg Smolin (Communist Party) proposed to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to cancel the exam in 2020 due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus. The parliamentarian admitted that "the prime minister has not yet directly responded to this proposal."

Note that on April 6, on the federal portal of regulatory legal acts, they published a draft of a new schedule for passing the exam in each subject in 2020.

From the document it follows that the exam will start on June 8. Exams in geography, literature, computer science, and information and communication technologies are scheduled for this date.

In turn, the exam in the Russian language is scheduled for June 11, the exam in basic mathematics and the exam in mathematics at the core level - June 15. An exam in history and physics is to take place on June 18, on social science and chemistry on June 22, and written and oral parts of the exam in foreign languages ​​on June 25, 26 and 29.