In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 25 140 cases of COVID-19 and 710 deaths due to a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The total case count going up to 5 808 473 and 143 712 deaths, the anti-coronavirus crisis center informed.
- Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency has ordered that airlines test all pilots and flight attendants for coronavirus once every 72 hours.
- The republic of Buryatia in Siberia has lifted its lockdown after becoming the first Russian region to order all non-essential shops and businesses to close from June 27.
- Russia’s Black Sea coastal resorts including Sochi will require visiting tourists to vaccinate against the coronavirus within three days of arrival starting Aug. 1, regional authorities announced Friday.
- St. Petersburg authorities will ban gatherings of more than 75 people from July 15, city officials announced. Case numbers have spiked in Russia's second-largest city as it has hosted seven matches in the football tournament.
- Moscow's outdoor restaurant verandas will stay open to diners who lack a QR code proving their vaccination or immunity through Aug. 1. Originally, the city planned to require QR codes to dine at verandas starting July 14.
- Starting July 7, Russians returning from overseas are required to self-isolate until they test negative for Covid-19, consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said. Vaccinated or recently recovered Russians are exempt from the rule.