As the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Russia has gradually become the world's second most-infected country.
There have been 299 941 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 2 873 deaths.
- Russia confirmed 9 263 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 299 941. Russia now has the world's second-highest number of coronavirus infections.
- Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has resumed his official duties nearly three weeks after first announcing that he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and naming an acting prime minister.
- Russian medics are 16 times more likely to die from the coronavirus than healthcare professionals in countries with similarly high Covid-19 numbers.
- Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the situation with the coronavirus in Moscow is “still far from ideal.”
- Government offices in Moscow will reopen next week, and some clinics will be allowed to provide planned medical treatments. Sobyanin said that it was still too soon to think about reopening other parts of the capital such as shopping centres or hairdressers.
- Moscow authorities announced plans to double testing capacity to 200 000 a day by the end of May.
- Moscow residents will be allowed to go outside to walk or exercise only when the number of new daily infections reaches the "tens or hundreds, not thousands," Sobyanin added. Moscow reported 3 545 new cases Tuesday.
- Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg has banned residents from attending funeral services regardless of the cause of death of the deceased.