MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. The Kremlin has noted a high level of anxiety and pessimism in Russian society due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.
When asked about the public’s state of mind during the pandemic, Peskov said: "Naturally, there is anxiety and pessimism due to the fact that there is a pandemic in the country and in the entire world." "Unfortunately, this does not give cause for optimism," he noted.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, "there is no way to avoid the pandemic’s influence on the public’s spirits."
Peskov also said that an effort carried out by federal and regional authorities helps Russia to prevent a collapse in the healthcare sector amid the coronavirus pandemic and swiftly iron out problems.
When asked what the authorities could do in order to address concerns over the pandemic, Peskov said "there is a federal plan and governors are working on the ground."
"There is all this and this is being implemented," Peskov said.
"This effort prevents a collapse in the healthcare sector and helps to solve some particular issues, which emerge in the regions, rather swiftly and effectively," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Since the start of the pandemic, over 59.7 mln people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 globally, and over 1.4 mln have died. According to the federal anti-coronavirus center, Russia has documented 2,162,503 cases of COVID-19, 1,660,419 patients have recovered and 37,538 have died.