In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 17 906 cases of COVID-19 and 466 deaths due to a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The total case count going up to 5 299 215 and 128 911 deaths, the anti-coronavirus crisis center informed.
- Russia will resume regular air travel with the following countries from June 28: the United States, Italy, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan and Ireland, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova announced Friday. Citizens of China and Lichtenstein will also be permitted to enter the country.
- Regular flights with Turkey will resume June 22, Golikova said.
- The Leningrad region that surrounds St. Petersburg has ordered mandatory vaccination for 80% of service workers, while the Tula region has ordered mandatory vaccination for at-risk groups.
- Nearly 90% of Moscow's new infections are the Delta variant of the coronavirus first detected in India, Mayor Sobyanin said.
- Moscow hospitals will no longer provide routine treatment to unvaccinated patients unless they require emergency care or treatment for cancer or blood diseases, officials announced Friday. Patients with medical exemptions for vaccination will still be able to be treated.
- The Kremlin on Friday blamed "nihilism" for the lack of vaccine uptake that has helped spur a new surge in infections.
- Moscow has extended its coronavirus restrictions until June 29, Mayor Sobyanin announced Friday. Outdoor theaters, playgrounds, food courts, children’s playrooms in malls, and zoos will remain closed through June 29. Restaurants and bars must close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Theaters, movie theaters, museums and other cultural venues will only be able to serve 1,000 people at a time. Fan zones, dance floors and other venues for mass events will be closed.
- As of Friday, at least 17 regions of Russia have reintroduced Covid-19 restrictions.