Moscow to go into lockdown amid daily record COVID deaths and infections

People wait to receive a coronavirus vaccine in Moscow on June 30, 2021. (Photo: NYTimes)
AMMAN - Moscow is to go into an 11-day lockdown, as Russia battles daily records for coronavirus deaths and infections.اضافة اعلان

The closure of all non-essential services will begin from 28 October, the capital’s mayor announced.

The lockdown will run in parallel with a nationwide holiday week from 30 October which was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

The president will refrain during this period from attending any events in person and will work remotely, the Kremlin announced.

For weeks, Russia has been breaking daily records for deaths and infections, records linked to the low vaccination rate.

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