Thursday, October 29, 2020
The developer of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry, is considering the possibility of disclosing the data on who of the volunteers was administered the vaccine, and who was given a placebo in...
A remote working period for businesses in Moscow will be extended until Nov. 29, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a post on his website on Wednesday, and online learning for secondary school students will continue until Nov. 8, Reuters reported. “There is no need to introduce new restrictions today,”...
Russia will send army medics to a region in the Urals hit by a surge in COVID-19 cases, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, after doctors there made a public plea to President Vladimir Putin for help, Reuters reported. Russia has seen new coronavirus cases swell in recent weeks. Authorities...
The phased restrictions that were introduced in Moscow due to the coronavirus have demonstrated their effectiveness, the city’s Chief Sanitary Doctor Elena Andreyeva said during an online meeting of the Moscow city assembly on Wednesday, TASS reported. "All measures have proven to be effective so far, including the phased restrictions,"...
The coronavirus situation in Russia is continuing to deteriorate, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told a meeting on Wednesday of senior government officials and President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. Golikova said there was a critical situation in 16 Russian regions, where hospital beds were at more than 90% of capacity. Russia’s...
President Vladimir Putin has urged the government to improve abortion prevention strategies in an effort to reduce the number of terminated pregnancies and offset Russia's population decline, The Moscow Times reported. Putin’s order was made public days after Poland’s top court deemed abortions performed in cases of fetal defects to...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person infected with COVID-19, Reuters reported citing the RIA news agency. Lavrov’s previously planned visits and meetings are being postponed.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Tuesday it had applied to the World Health Organization for pre-qualification and accelerated registration of coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, according to Sputnik which cited a press release issued Tuesday. "The Russian Direct Investment Fund, (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund), has submitted applications to...
Russia has confirmed a record daily coronavirus death toll at 320 fatalities Tuesday as the country seeks to slow a record-breaking surge in cases with new restrictions, The Moscow Times reported. The previous record death toll of 317 COVID-19 deaths was recorded less than a week ago last Wednesday. Tuesday's increase...
Russia recorded 16,550 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 4,312 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 1,547,774, according to a Reuters report. Authorities said 320 people had died in the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 26,589.