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Putin signs decrees on awarding doctors for fighting against coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on honoring doctors with special awards for their contribution to combating the coronavirus infection.

“Vladimir Putin signed decrees on awarding workers of Russian medical and scientific organizations with Pirogov Order and Luka of Crimea Medal for their great contribution to combating the coronavirus infection and self-sacrificing work when fulfilling their professional duty,” the statement said.

On June 21, Russia marks the Day of Medical Worker. Pirogov Order is named in honor of a prominent Russian doctor Nikolai Pirogov, the founder of field surgery, and Luka of Crimea Medal is named after an outstanding surgeon and an archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea.

In a special decree, the president honored Head Doctor of the Kommunarka hospital for coronavirus patients Denis Protsenko and other chief doctors of hospitals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Kaliningrad Region with the Hero of Labor title.

A number of medical workers in the Novosibirsk-based Vektor scientific center, Mikrob anti-plague institute in the Saratov Region and medical organizations across the country were presented with Pirogov Order for their contribution to the anti-coronavirus fight. Medical staff in the Russian regions, including nurses, paramedics and ambulance vehicles’ drivers, received Luka of Crimea Medal.

This year, Russia introduced another professional holiday of Russian doctors – the Day of Ambulance Worker, to be marked annually on April 28.

Over 339,000 people recover from coronavirus in Russia

According to the crisis center, the number of recoveries stands at 58% of all COVID-19 cases in Russia

Some 5,119 COVID-19 patients recovered in the past day, and the total number of recoveries reached 339,711, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Sunday.

According to the crisis center, the number of recoveries stands at 58% of all COVID-19 cases in Russia.

Some 1,202 patients were discharged in the Moscow Region, 498 in St. Petersburg, 156 in the Khanty Mansi Autonomous Region, 137 in the Sverdlovsk Region and 114 in the Ulyanovsk Region.

The number of coronavirus fatalities recorded in the past day in Russia reached 109, a record low figure since May 25. According to the crisis center, a total of 8,111 people have died from the infection or 1.39% of the total number of cases in Russia.

Some 26 fatalities were recorded in St. Petersburg, 5 in the Moscow, Rostov and Nizhny Novgorod Regions, 4 in Dagestan, 3 in the Tula, Arkhangelsk and Perm Regions.

Source: TASS