Russia confirmed 8 481 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 1 176 286 as the number of new infections across the country continues to rise.
Moscow's schools will take a two-week vacation from Oct.5-18 in order to slow the city's rise in coronavirus cases, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Tuesday, saying that a large number of asymptomatic cases are among children.
The State Duma will partially return to remote work to prevent the spread of coronavirus, its speaker Vyacheslav Volodin announced Tuesday.
Volodin added that eight deputies have been hospitalized with coronavirus in the past week, bringing the total to 18. Overall, 60 State Duma deputies have been infected and recovered from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Around 5 000 volunteers including those who are at higher risk of severe infection have received Russia’s coronavirus vaccine as part of final clinical trials for safety and effectiveness, its developer said.