Thursday, August 13, 2020
Russia’s COVID-19 cases grew by 5,057 in the past day and the total caseload in the country reached 907,758, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Thursday, as reported by TASS. According to its data, the daily growth rate in the past 11 days did not exceed 0.6%. Some new 692 cases...
Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out within two weeks and rejected as “groundless” safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow’s rapid approval of the drug, Reuters reported. The vaccine, called “Sputnik V” in homage to the world’s first...
Israel will examine Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine and enter negotiations to buy it if it is found to be a “serious product”, Israel’s health minister said as reported by Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday his was the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine, after...
Russia’s confirmed coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 902,701 on Wednesday after officials reported 5,102 new infections, according to Reuters. Authorities said 129 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 15,260.
Russia will continue its effort to bring home citizens stranded abroad amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, as about 23,000 Russians still remain in foreign countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Argumenty i Fakty daily published on Wednesday, TASS reported. "Repatriation flights are still being...
Medical workers and teachers will be the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said during a session between Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the government, Tass informed. "We will begin the stage-by-stage civilian use of the vaccine. First and foremost, we would like...
Russia has developed the first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday, Arab News informed. "This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered" in Russia, he said during a televised video conference call with government ministers. Putin...
The coronavirus situation in Russia is gradually improving, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting of the government’s anti-coronavirus coordination council on Monday, TASS reported. "Although the coronavirus situation in the country is gradually improving, we continue monitoring activities that allow us to promptly identify the sick and provide...
Russian President Vladimir Putin recommended that regional authorities organize flu vaccinations free of charge, the Kremlin press service reported. The president also called for the formation of a stock of medicines, antiseptics and protective equipment in pharmacies and medical organizations, Kommersant reported. Putin also instructed the government to provide funding...
Russian authorities confirmed 5,118 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the national case tally to 892,654, the fourth largest in the world, Reuters reported. The official death toll rose to 15,001 after authorities said in their daily coronavirus report that 70 people had died in the last...