Amidst the Convid-19 virus ravaging the world and taking lives, the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has reportedly taken a drastic measure to see that the people of Russia are safe in this hard period.
The president, who declared a total shutdown and enforced people to stay indoors, reportedly released 500 lions and 800 tigers on all the street of Russia to enforce the lockdown rule in the country.
After much research, it was found out that the above information is FALSE and should be disregarded.
The lion seen roaming along the streets has been on the internet since 2016 with different stories attached to it and does not in any way have to do with Russia.
The President sent a short but powerful message to all Russians, which reads, “Stay at home for 15 days or go to jail for five years”.
Russia has been reported to have an increase of 30-50 cases of the Convid-19 virus daily but doing all it can to curtail the spread.
Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog on 21st March 2020, said it had conducted the virus test on 156,000 people, but only 253 people are infected with the virus.
The president, Vladimir Putin, has also asked the minister in charge of trade to check out any business outfit that wants to increase the price of its goods due to the pandemic and revoke their business license.