In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 25 142 cases of COVID-19 and 663 deaths due to a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The total case count going up to 5 585 799 and 137 262 deaths, the anti-coronavirus crisis center informed.
- Moscow authorities announced that all patients with acute respiratory symptoms will be required to self-isolate and take express tests for COVID-19.
- Supplies of Russia's EpiVacCorona vaccine have run out in Moscow, city authorities said Thursday, leaving Sputnik V and Sputnik Light as the only remaining vaccine options for Muscovites after supplies of the CoviVac ran out on June 22.
- Russia's Black Sea resort city Sochi will open its first "Covid-free" beach only accessible to those who have been vaccinated, have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months or have negative PCR test results, its deputy mayor said.
- Moscow will start offering booster shots of the Sputnik V vaccine for individuals who were vaccinated more than six months ago, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced.
- Germany will close its borders to Russians starting Tuesday to prevent the importation of mutated Covid-19 strains, the German Embassy in Moscow announced.
- Russia has confirmed the first Delta Plus coronavirus variant infections within its borders days after media sounded the alarm about the presence of the potentially more dangerous new strain.
- Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Tuesday that 151 000 people in Russia are currently in hospital with the coronavirus.
- The Kremlin said that Russia no longer expects to meet its goal of vaccinating 60% of its population by the fall.
- Starting Monday, all restaurant and cafes in Moscow will require patrons to present an official QR code confirming their vaccination status, immunity or negative PCR test results.