Russia against coronavirus: the latest news. May 27
Russia confirmed 8 915 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 362 342.
About 50% of Russians have abandoned their vacation plans due to the coronavirus, the Romir research agency said. The previous day, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Russians should avoid traveling abroad this summer.
- President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that a second wave of the coronavirus epidemic could hit Russia this autumn as he noted that the country’s current outbreak is stabilizing.
- Russia is expected this month to register a spike in mortality rates amid the coronavirus epidemic, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.
- Russia has carried out its first test of a coronavirus vaccine on humans, the head of the Gamalei Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology said. The vaccine was tested on the center's own employees and no side effects were reportedly found.
- One out of seven healthy Russians may have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a Moscow-based private lab analysis of voluntary testing published Friday.