Saturday, December 5, 2020
The European Commission on Friday called on Moscow to allow swiftly for treatment in Germany of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as well as a probe into his suspected poisoning, Reuters reported. “We expect a swift, independent, transparent investigation and if confirmed those responsible must be held to account,” a...
The number of COVID-19 infections in Russia over the past 24 hours increased by 12,126, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, TASS reported. The previous high of 11,656 daily cases was recorded on May 11. The relative growth in the infections...
A court in Moscow on Tuesday upheld U.S. investor Michael Calvey’s house arrest on fraud charges despite the revelation that he has a malignant tumor, The Moscow Times reported. Calvey faces embezzlement charges that he says are being used to pressure him in a business dispute. A Moscow court had...
A candidate drug for treating the new coronavirus, favipiravir, has produced promising results in early clinical trials in Russia, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which provided 150 million rubles ($2 million) in funding for the project, Reuters reported. RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev said 60% of the 40 coronavirus...
The global death toll caused by the novel coronavirus reached the mark of 1,000,555 people on Monday, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University, which relies on the data of international organizations, federal and local authorities, TASS reported. The U.S.-based research university reports that as of today the global...
Russia is ready to cooperate on vaccination by its Sputnik V vaccine on the platform of the Council of Europe, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday, Sputnik reported. "Russia has certified the first coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V. We are working on two more vaccines. We are ready to cooperate on...
The beginning of the second wave of COVID-19 in Russia is possible after it peaks in other countries. According to the experts interviewed by TASS, it could be avoided by mass vaccination and retention of restrictive measures. "So far, I see no signs of the second wave. If we are...
The World Health Organization (WHO) is in discussions with the Russian institute that developed the Sputnik V candidate vaccine against COVID-19 over its potential application for emergency use listing, the U.N. agency said on Thursday, Reuters reported. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according...
More than 133,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on June 23, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 8.99 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday, as reported by TASS. As of 11:00 Moscow time on June 23,...
About 260,000 hospital beds for coronavirus patients have been deployed across Russia, with 82% of them already occupied, Russian Minister of Healthcare Mikhail Murashko said on Monday, TASS reports. "In order to organize medical assistance to the fullest, 260,000 beds have been deployed as of now across the country, and...