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Moscow Mayor asks the government to mobilize medical students to work in coronavirus hospitals

Source: TASS

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has asked Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to send senior medical students to work in coronavirus hospitals. 

“These guys are motivated, they already have good enough knowledge. They chose this profession. They will get to see real medicine in practice once again, gain knowledge, and, it seems to me, provide some much-needed help in this situation,” Sobyanin said, during a meeting of the COVID-19 coordinating council.

Sobyanin underscored that medical students are needed to support the continued work of hospitals, which are nearly at capacity. He also noted that the country has no backup cadres of medical personnel. 

  • On the morning of April 24, Russian officials announced that the country had recorded 5,849 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 68,622 patients.
  • Another 60 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 615.