Meet the Russian who walks around the city during the Coronavirus pandemic - dressed as a plague doctor
A man in the costume of a plague doctor walks along the Kaliningrad streets, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast. The people look at the tall, thin figure in black with surprise. “Klops” found out who is hiding under a mask with a beak, and why he does it.
Vasily Lunev - 33, is married and works in his own workshop for sewing leather products. He wears a medieval doctor's costume to demonstrate his skills and surprise people.
“I am interested in history, I participate in reconstruction festivals. The“ plague doctor ”character attracts me for many reasons. Most of all, I like that you can hide your face behind a mask with a beak,” Lunev explained.
Vasily’s costume consists of a leather apron, a shirt with a collar, a spacious hood, a mask and gloves.
“Doctors carried cones, bottles, amulets that rang when walking. They also had a knife and scissors. They didn’t have a medical education, they hired them to clean up the bodies of the dead, take tests, and forgive sins,” the man says enthusiastically.
On the street, people have mixed reactions of my outfit. Sometimes passers-by shy away, sometimes laugh. Vasily complains that Kaliningrad is unfriendly to new things which are not the norm.
"Our people are more conservative than in St. Petersburg or Moscow. There, people notice me and my costume is expressing a healthy interest. However, when I walk on the streets of Kaliningrad, very often people advise, "to go to a psychologist or a priest," Vasily shares.
Lunev emphasizes that his outfit has nothing to do with the coronavirus epidemic. He began to wear and wear it a couple of years ago.
“Yes, this is the first chemical protection suit in history, but it won’t save you from COVID-19. A mask with a beak unreliably isolates. According to current realities, a gas mask is better,” he informs.
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Russians are withdrawing cash after the russian president appeals to the public that the coronavirus pandemic is in under control - Bloomberg reports
Since the beginning of March, Russian banks and ATMs issued to customers about 1 trillion rubles ($ 13.6 billion) in cash, which is more than the amount that Russians withdrew from banks over the past year, the Central Bank said.
Bloomber was the first agency who noticed.
According to the them, the Russians began to actively withdraw money before the new anticoronavirus measures where introduced.
“People were afraid that banks would not be available during quarantine,” Denis Poryvay, an analyst at Raiffeisenbank in Moscow, explained to the agency the behavior of Russians. “They were withdrawing money for the same reason that others stocked up on food,” he added.
Bloomberg estimates that the daily increase in demand for cash came after key announcements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his televisions to citizens. So, the first leap occurred after the head of state announced a tax on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. And the peak fell on March 3. The day before, the president declared that the entire month of April will be a non-working month,
Around the same period, in mid-March, Bloomberg notes with reference to retailers, demand for low-cost nutritious foods, such as buckwheat and canned meat, also increased. The Kremlin and the Central Bank have not yet commented on this news.
The fight against coronavirus
With television appeals in connection with the spread in Russia of a new type of coronavirus, Putin turned to the Russians twice. In the first, he postponed the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution and announced the measures prepared by the state to combat the epidemic.
Among them were not only support measures, but also new taxes, for example, on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. In the second appeal, the president declared April a non-working month, but with the preservation of wages.
The authorities did not begin to introduce quarantines at the federal level in connection with the pandemic. For this Putin was criticized by leading Russian economists, including professor at the Paris University of Sciences Po Sergey Guriev, professor at the Paris School of Economics Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, professor of economics at Princeton University Oleg Itzhoki and others.
Later, they called the measures of state support for business and people under quarantine conditions short-sighted and called on the Russian authorities to distribute to each Russian at a fixed amount (for example, 10,000 rubles). The money for this, experts beleive, is in the National Welfare Fund.
But the Central Bank did not support such an initiative.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed a similar point of view. He noted that with the implementation of such a measure, budgets will go bust.
According to the latest official information, more than 43,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia. More than 361 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. The most difficult epidemiological situation among all Russian regions is in Moscow and the Moscow region.
Residents of Moscow during quarantine will be able to visit the cemetery and monitor the cleaning of burial places online. This was reported in the press service of "Ritual".
“Citizens are provided with the opportunity to visit the burial site remotely, one-time cleaning at the burial site, laying flowers. These services include finding a burial place and a photo report, ”the press service told TASS.
For the duration of the quarantine in Moscow, employees of the institution continue to work on landscaping cemeteries as usual.
On May 9, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on a temporary procedure for visiting Moscow cemeteries for a period of self-isolation to combat coronavirus infection.
The mayor noted that he understood the desire of many citizens to visit cemeteries for religious holidays and to tidy up there. However, due to the current epidemiological quarantine, it will be impossible to visit the graves of deceased relatives.
In the Russian Orthodox Church, the decision of the Moscow authorities was called expected and reasonably justified.
From the evening of March 29 in the Moscow region, and later in many other parts of Russia, a mandatory self-isolation regime was introduced. You can leave your home when you see a doctor, to go to the store or pharmacy, and also to walk with your pet. Similar restrictions apply not only in Russia, but also in a number of other countries.
As of April 13, in Russia, the total number of virus infection cases was 15,770, out of which. 130 patients died and 1,291 recovered. Across the world, the number of people infected with coronavirus is heading to 2 million people, with over 1,792,766 confirmed cases and 109,785 deaths, according to Worldometers.info.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are forced to stay at home in solitary confinement.
There are long-term studies that show that after a period of quarantine, people are more likely to face problems such as anxiety, insomnia or difficulty coping with stress. It was also found that there are no differences in this regard between young or old people, between men and women. We can all be affected by the consequences of isolation. That is why it is advisable to apply such measures only when they are absolutely necessary.
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Even when the world is trying to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a new virus is threatening our society.
A report in Global Times said that a man from China's Yunnan province died from Hantavirus while on a bus to the Shandong province. Other 32 people on bus were also tested and now everyone is waiting for the results.
What is Hantavirus?
The Centre for Disease Control says that the virus is spread mainly from rodents. It goes on to say that infection with any of the hantavirus can cause hantavirus disease in people.
"Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.
It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
However, aside from the negative news coming from China, some Twitter users woke up from their quarantine naps to find #HantaVirus trending. And here are their reactions:
When you're not even done with Covid-19 and China releases Covid-20 Pro max#Hantavirus
After the coronavirus, now a new virus has come in the market
Our Country at the moment:
Me right now, I am tired. Now another virus
If by any chance you see someone constructing this, kindly DM me.
I wake ...I open my phone... i go to the trending section is see
Astronauts watching the world get destroyed by
Me After Recovering Corona Virus seeing News of #Hantavirus:
World right now hearing about China infected with yet another virus #Hantavirus
Me: currently reading this due to the releasing of new version of Corona #Hantavirus
*recovered from corona *died from hantavirus
*again born in CHINA
#Hantavirus arrived in china
Meanwhile world to china
Waking up from Quarantine to find #Hantavirus.
What The Hell
The hantavirus case comes at a time when the total count of those infected by novel coronavirus globally is nearing the 400,000 mark and scientists are yet to find a cure for it. The global death toll has crossed the 17,800 mark.
The French Brewers Association has announced that it will be forced to destroy 10 million liters of beer due to the closure of cafes, restaurants and pubs caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, BFM reports.
The liquidation will be made, since the shelf life of the drink is running out and there is no point in storing beer further. Moreover, the destruction of products will cost significant amounts for the companies.
"The abrupt closure of cafes, restaurants, stopping tourist activities and the cancellation of all festivals and events have led to the fact that more than 10 million liters of beer are not in demand," the association announced.
It is noted that about 70% of breweries in France reported a reduction of at least half the turnover since mid-March.
The tough form of isolation regime in France is expected to end on May 11. Citizens will be able to move around without special permission from the authorities, which is currently necessary due to the isolation regime introduced in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, except for movements over distances of more than 100 km from the house, which will be possible only for family or professional reasons.
At the same time, citizens over 65 years of age are still being urged to respect the isolation regime due to higher risk of infection in this age group.
After May 11, a gradual resumption of companies will begin, although working from home will continue, where possible, for at least the next three weeks.
The trading network, except for restaurants and cafes, will open on May 11. For restaurants and cafes, a separate decision will be made at the end of May with the prospect of a possible opening after June 2.
At the same time, a recent pole by FranceInfo reported that –25% of breweries in France have been forced to close and 70% have declared a loss of up to 50% in revenue since March 15.