Russia confirmed 6 198 new coronavirus infections Monday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 87 147. Russia has now surpassed China to become the world's ninth most-affected country amid the pandemic.
Russian doctors mistrustful of official coronavirus data have launched an unofficial list of their colleagues who have died from the virus.
- At least 874 Russian troops tested positive for Covid-19 between March and April 26, 19 of whom are in critical or serious condition, the Defense Ministry said.
- Russia's coronavirus lockdown measures may be gradually lightened as soon as May 12 depending on how well people comply with the measures until then, the head of the federal consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said.
- The republic of Karelia in northern Russia will create an interactive map of the places where confirmed coronavirus patients in the region live, including their street names and house numbers, in order for the region's residents to avoid these places, its head Artur Parfenchikov wrote.
- President Vladimir Putin is not waiting out the coronavirus pandemic in a bunker, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
- The Nizhny Novgorod region will ban entry into the region unless one has an emergency work permit or proof of residence there, its governor said. The region has Russia's fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases, after Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg.
- Nearly 50 employees at the Mariinsky Hospital in St. Petersburg have tested positive for coronavirus, the local Fontanka.ru news website reported. Starting Monday, the hospital will only treat patients with coronavirus, with all other patients transferred to other hospitals.