"We're infected! Where's the f---ing quarantine? Where are the f---ing masks?" employees shouted in an angry rant aimed at their company and local government posted on a Russian social media site earlier this week.
As many as 10,500 workers at the Chayanda oil field site have been tested for COVID-19, and though the results haven't been released, the website Meduza quotes the regional governor as saying the number of positive cases is "very significant."
The availability — or rather scarcity — of protective gear at facilities and institutions closer to the country's major population centres appears to be equally problematic.
"Here is the real truth about Reutov hospital [near Moscow] — there is no personal protective equipment in the coronavirus department!" one hospital worker wrote this week on a whistleblower Facebook page set up by frustrated Russian health-care workers.
"Staff wear [their] disposable protective equipment over and over again."
Another video viewed by CBC News showed COVID-19 patients in a hospital in the city of Derbent, Republic of Dagestan, crammed into makeshift bunks in what appears to be storage room, coughing and hacking with IVs in their arms. They were being tended by a nurse who wasn't wearing a mask or any other protective gear.