There have been 493 657 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 6 358 deaths.
Moscow will end its self-isolation orders (including its digital pass system and schedule system for taking walks outside) starting June 9, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. The city also released a schedule of which restrictions will be lifted over the next few weeks.
Almost 60% more people in Moscow have died in May than the city's average toll for the past three years, the city health department said as questions continue to swirl around Russia’s low coronavirus death figures.
Russia confirmed 8 404 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 493 657.
— Russia's low coronavirus death toll is the result of the country's "effective" healthcare system, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told. "Have you ever thought about the possibility of Russia's health care system being more effective?" he said.
— It will take about two months for Moscow to completely exit its coronavirus lockdown, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
— Russia confirmed 8 595 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 485 253.
— The city of Murmansk in Russia’s Arctic has opened a new coronavirus field hospital two weeks after breaking ground on construction.