Today Russia announced 6,411 new cases of the coronavirus, which set a single-day record for infections. The number or deaths is now up to 867. In response, President Putin extended the lockdown in Russia through early May.
President Vladimir Putin extended coronavirus lockdown measures for another two weeks on Tuesday, while ordering his government to begin preparations for a gradual lifting of the curbs from mid-May…
Russia now ranks eighth worldwide for the number of confirmed cases, though it has so far recorded far fewer deaths than many of the most hard-hit countries.
Putin claimed the number of new cases was stabilizing but warned the country was entering a tough phase of the pandemic: