OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the COVID-19 epidemic in Russia can be defeated within two to three months.

One of the participants in the meeting of the head of state with representatives of the business community expressed the hope that the problems of spreading the virus in the country can be overcome in two to three months. “My colleague expects that in two or three months we will deal with the coronavirus. This is a good forecast, because in some countries they said that the war with it – as they call it a war – would be very long. But we will get out of this situation – and we will do it for sure, and I hope that it will happen maybe even earlier than you said,” Putin replied.

According to the latest data, 840 cases of infection with the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Russia. During the day, the number of infected people increased by 182.