MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Russia is expected to reach a plateau in new coronavirus cases by mid-May and in June the situation will be better, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Argumenty i Fakty weekly newspaper.
In "a couple of months" the current hardships over the coronavirus will fade away, Peskov said. "It seems to me that all this won’t last longer," he said, noting that in Italy and Spain the critical phase of the epidemic continued a month and a half at maximum.
"Somewhere in mid-May we should reach this plateau. And then, in the first month of summer probably it would be easier. I repeat that all these hardships will be quickly forgotten," Peskov said.
Peskov also noted that everyone "will then have to work hard in order to reduce the consequences of the pandemic for their life." "This will be also a challenging period and a great effort needs to be done," he said.
The Kremlin spokesman stressed that "the government needs to help citizens" and it is already doing this now. "Obviously, we will have to fully control how the decisions are implemented and where there can be some mishaps and failures in the work of mechanisms, where assistance does not reach people. There will be certainly many tasks," he emphasized. In any case, "life will return to normal," Peskov added.