Russia confirmed 15 700 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, bringing its official number of cases to 1 447 335. A record 317 people have died in the past 24 hours.
A number of Russian regions risk facing a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is 10 times worse than the first, a senior Russian vector-borne disease expert said Tuesday.
Senior Russian healthcare professionals say they expect the country's number of daily Covid-19 infections to peak at 20 000 before stabilizing within the next two weeks.
— Starting Oct. 19, Muscovites will be required to register their phone numbers before they can enter bars and nightclubs in order to control the spread of coronavirus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday. People will be required to scan a QR code or send a text message to a designated number when entering a bar or club after midnight.
— In the surrounding Moscow region, all nighttime entertainment after midnight is banned. Museums, exhibitions and public events including sporting events will be banned in the region from Oct. 21.
— St. Petersburg authorities are reportedly planning to order all restaurants, bars and other establishments to close from midnight to 6 a.m. every day starting Oct. 26.
— Passengers without face masks and gloves won't be allowed to enter the Moscow metro starting Friday.
— Russia resumed flights with Serbia and Cuba on Oct. 15 and will resume flights with Japan from Nov. 1.