Russia has confirmed 2 597 711 cases of coronavirus and 45 893 deaths. For December 11, the authorities confirmed 28 585 coronavirus cases and a new record of 613 deaths.
- Moscow municipal workers as well as residents working in the culture and service sectors will be able to receive Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine starting Monday, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced. The new “risk groups” were added to the eligibility list after Moscow was set to receive a new batch of the vaccine.
- Moscow-based "R-Pharm" will become a leading manufacturer of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Working at full capacity, the factory will produce up to 10 million doses a month.
- Russia recorded more deaths in October than in any single month for more than a decade, official statistics published Thursday showed. Russia’s federal statistics agency (Rosstat) said 22 761 people with coronavirus died during the month, while the number of deaths was more than 47 000 — or 30% — higher than in 2019.
- All of Russia's regions will start mass vaccination against the coronavirus by the end of this week, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova confirmed Thursday.
— Russia’s health minister Mikhail Murashko proposed reinstating a ban on domestic travel to slow the record-breaking spread of the coronavirus outbreak.