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Russia's National Guard gets 1.3 billion rubles for medical equipment to fight coronavirus

Source: Meduza

Russia’s federal government has allocated 1.3 billion rubles ($17.5 million) to the National Guard to procure medical equipment needed to combat the spread of coronavirus, according to a new order issued by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The funds are earmarked for the purchase of ventilators, non-contact digital thermometers, air disinfectants, and more.

As of the morning of April 20, Russia had recorded more than 47,100 cases of COVID-19 (including 4,268 new cases in the past day). The epidemic has killed at least 405 patients in Russia, so far, and at least 3,446 people are known to have recovered from the disease. Health officials say the nation has conducted more than 2 million COVID-19 tests, so far.

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