Russia Coronavirus Updates: April 5

As the new coronavirus that has killed over 64,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and stop its spread within the country.

There are 5,389 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia to this point and 45 deaths.

April 5: 3 stuff you must know today

Russia confirmed 658 new coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the official number of cases to five,389. Forty-five people are killed by the virus in Russia. the bulk of recent cases were in Moscow, where Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the chance of the coronavirus spreading is that the highest within the country. The capital accounts for 87% of all confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia.

President national leader announced an extension of the nationwide “non-working week” until April 30 after the country registered a pointy increase in coronavirus cases on Thursday. Speaking during a televised address, he added that he would delegate the decisionmaking power on anti-coronavirus measures to regional authorities given the regional differences in infection rates.

Last updated: April 05, 2020, 22:57 GMT


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Putin has signed legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to 5 years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.

April 3

— Russia will halt flights returning its nationals from abroad after midnight Saturday, Interfax cited an unnamed source at an unnamed airline as saying. Domodedovo, one in every of Moscow’s four international airports, has stop working its international flights board, consistent with the state-run TASS press association.

— Russia has sent military medics and equipment to Serbia, the newest country Moscow helps to fight the worldwide coronavirus pandemic because it also flexes its soft power muscles.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the town will hold off on introducing a QR code pass system to enforce residents' movements under quarantine and extended the quarantine until May Day. He said city authorities would reconsider implementing the system if the coronavirus situation worsens or the amount of self-isolation violations rises.

— Moscow residents may now only ride together during a private vehicle if they live at the identical address, Moscow City Duma speaker Alexei Shaposhnikov said. Police have begun randomly stopping cars to test passengers' ID.

— Anastasia Vasiliyeva, the top of the Doctors’ Alliance, an independent union linked to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was detained overnight within the Nizhny Novgorod region. She and other members of the union were there to donate protective gear to doctors fighting the coronavirus, the union tweeted.

April 2

— Russia confirmed 771 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to three,548 and marking a record one-day increase in infections.

— Sobyanin signed a law imposing fines on Muscovites found to be violating the city's self-isolation orders. Individuals are going to be fined up to 4,000 rubles ($50) for first-time offenses and up to five,000 rubles ($63) for repeat offenses. Businesses are going to be fined up to 40,000 rubles ($500) for violating the order. Legal entities are going to be fined up to 300,000 rubles ($3,800) for first-time offenses and up to 500,000 rubles ($6,300) for repeat offenses.

— The u. s. purchased medical supplies from Russia to battle the deadly coronavirus outbreak within the country, the State Department said, contradicting the Kremlin's description of the shipment as humanitarian aid.

— Russia could near the general public or reschedule its annual parade in Red Square that commemorates the Soviet victory in warfare II thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC news website reported.

— The Nizhny Novgorod region has launched a QR code pass system to permit residents to go away their homes for essential reasons. Moscow has announced it's developing an identical pass system for its 12 million residents but hasn't launched it yet.

— one in every of Moscow’s leading cancer hospitals, the Blokhin Cancer Center, has stopped admitting patients to chemotherapy sessions after one in every of the department's medics tested positive for coronavirus. All of the chemotherapy department's employees are quarantined and its patients are under special supervision, the hospital said.

— Russia's state statistics service Rosstat has said it's going to postpone this year's census until 2021 thanks to the coronavirus.

April 1

— Russia confirmed 440 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 2,777.

— Russia has earmarked almost $18 billion to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told President national leader during a televised video conference together with his cabinet.

— Moscow authorities have developed a QR code system to permit residents to go away their homes still as a smartphone app to watch coronavirus patients’ movement in self-isolation, the city’s IT chief said Wednesday after tech experts raised privacy questions.

— President national leader is now practicing social distancing with everyone and doesn't recognize, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He has also started holding meetings remotely.

— A nurse at a police hospital within the Lipetsk region has potentially infected eight of her colleagues with the coronavirus after she returned to figure with symptoms rather than self-isolating, the Kommersant business daily reported. Lipetsk region governor Igor Artamonov condemned what he said was "criminal negligence" during a statement.

— Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, the capital's main transport hub, has closed a 3rd terminal thanks to reduced traffic caused by the coronavirus, leaving three terminals open.

— Russia will extend its suspension of football matches within the face of the coronavirus pandemic until May 31, the Russian football association (RFS) said.

— Several regions of Russia have imposed limits on alcohol sales during their self-isolation regimes. Some cities in Siberia's republic of Sakha, including Yakutsk, have banned the sale of alcohol altogether.

— Russia's consumer protection watchdog has ordered quotas on the amount of Russians being returned from abroad per day, the Kommersant business daily reported, a move that the Foreign Ministry said "immediately complicated, and in some places paralyzed, the method of returning" the approximately 35,000 Russians seeking to return.

March 31

— Russia confirmed 500 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 2,337 and marking its sevent consecutive one-day record in new cases.

— Denis Protsenko, the top doctor at the infectious diseases hospital treating Moscow's coronavirus patients, has tested positive with the virus, the state-run Rossia 24 TV station reported. He was photographed shaking hands with President national leader six days ago.

— A Russian plane carrying medical equipment and protective gear has departed for the coronavirus-hit u. s.. U.S. President Donald Trump had said earlier that Russia sent a "very, very large planeload" of treatment. "Trump accepted this humanitarian aid with gratitude," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

— The Justice Ministry has proposed suspending registrations of marriage and divorce in Russia until a minimum of June 1 so as to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

March 30

— Moscow has enacted a citywide quarantine from Monday, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said because the city's number of coronavirus cases surpassed 1,000 over the weekend. Moscow residents will only be allowed to go away their homes to hunt emergency treatment, buy food or medicine, go to work, walk pets or take away the rubbish.

— Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg announced stay-at-home orders for his or her residents following Moscow's quarantine.

— Moscow's self-isolation order are going to be active through April 14, the city's coronavirus crisis center said. It later deleted the statement from its Telegram channel.

— In televised comments on state television, President national leader said decisive measures by Russia had helped win it time in its battle to contain the coronavirus and to stop an explosive growth in cases, but that it had been vital authorities now used that point effectively.

— Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked Russia's regional governors to contemplate imposing the identical restrictions on movement to halt the spread of the coronavirus that are imposed in Moscow, the state-run RIA press association reported.

— The makeshift memorial to opposition politician Boris Nemtsov at the location near the Kremlin where he was gunned down in 2015 has been abandoned for the primary time since his death thanks to Moscow's stay-at-home order, the activists who had maintained a 24/7 watch at the memorial said.

— Several regions of Russia have enacted region-wide stay-at-home orders for residents, following suit with Moscow's quarantine:

March 29

— Russia confirmed 270 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 1,534 and marking another record one-day increase.

— Greek Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill has called on believers to avoid churches because the coronavirus is spreading across Russia. Earlier, the Church resisted calls to shut its doors despite the Moscow mayor's advice to the general public to avoid church services.

— consistent with official statistics, 40% of all the patients that are using artificial ventilation are under 40 years old and 15% of seriously ill patients in Moscow are under 40 years old.

March 28

— Russia confirmed 228 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 1,264.

— Russia will close its borders starting March 30 during a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a government order said. The measure will acquire force in the least vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, and apply to Russia's maritime borders.

— Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said it had been temporarily halting all testing in response to government measures geared toward curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

— Moscow's famed Bolshoi Theatre has begun streaming a number of its most notable past performances online after being forced to shut its doors to the general public as a results of tough new restrictions geared toward curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

March 27

— Russia confirmed 196 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 1,036 and marking the most important one-day increase in cases to this point. It also said one person had died within the past 24 hours, taking the overall number of deaths to four.

— Russia will suspend all regular and charter flights to other countries starting today.

— President national leader has declared that the week from March 28 to April 5 are going to be a nationwide paid holiday to encourage Russians to remain home and slow the spread of the virus. All restaurants and cafes are ordered to shut during this point with the exception of delivery services.

— Russia is urging its citizens to refrain from traveling, with the exception of essential trips, asking people to remain reception in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavrius, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said. Mishustin said tough measures were needed, adding that the more stringent changes in Moscow should be extended to other regions of the country.

— Russia will close all resorts, sanatoriums and children's camps until June 1 in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Regional authorities are advised to inform their residents to avoid traveling.

— The Kremlin confirmed that a member of the presidential administration has tested positive for coronavirus. consistent with spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the infected person had no contact with Putin.

— A Russian citizen infected with coronavirus has died during a hospital in Cuba.

— The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and its partners have produced 500,000 coronavirus test kits to this point, but are progressing to soon build up production to 2.5 million kits per week, Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF's head, told Reuters during a phone interview.

March 26

— Russia confirmed 182 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 840.

— Russia's coronavirus situation can be resolved in but three months, President national leader told a gathering with members of the profession.

— Putin required sanctions relief during the coronavirus pandemic, telling G20 leaders it had been a matter "of life and death."

— Russia will suspend all regular and charter flights to other countries starting March 27, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.

— All centralized employees will switch to remote work starting March 27, Mishustin's order said.

— Moscow will close all shops apart from pharmacies and grocery stores, the city's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. This measure, which also includes the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars, will last from March 28 until April 5, a period that President national leader declared a paid holiday.

— St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ordered the city's restaurants, cafes, bars and non-essential shops to shut for the identical period. People also will be barred from visiting parks or religious buildings during this point.

— the favored southern Russian resort city of Sochi has asked Muscovites to remain away during the week-long nationwide holiday.

— Next week, Sberbank and VTB with backing from the financial institution will launch a pilot bank loan program that gives six-month, 0% interest loans to businesses to assist them pay employee salaries during the coronavirus crisis.

— A staffer for the Russian government's chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, the Meduza news website reported.

— Russia has loosened its ban on foreigners entering the country to permit the spouses and immediate relatives of Russian citizens to enter.

— Russia's Rosatom is continuous the development of nuclear stations abroad despite the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the state atomic agency's head Alexei Likhachev said.

March 25

— Russia’s April 22 public vote on a package of constitutional amendments are going to be postponed until after the coronavirus outbreak is in restraint, President national leader said in an address to the state. He added that next week would be a nationwide paid holiday to encourage Russians to remain home and slow the spread of the virus.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that libraries, theaters, recreational centers and nightclubs are going to be ordered to shut in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

— “Half of the those that arrived [in Russia] from abroad well-versed Moscow. A suitcase of viruses was brought from Courchevel,” Sobyanin said during a television interview, bearing on a French resort hotel.

— Russia has closed all sporting and cultural events and most large gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus. Starting Thursday, Moscow residents aged 65 and older are going to be ordered to self-isolate reception.

— The Russian Embassy within the u. s. advised Russian citizens to return home thanks to the chance that the U.S. could close all its airports to slow the spread of coronavirus there.

— The Russian government has told the country's regions to shut nightclubs and cinemas to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

— The Moscow health department said it'll allow patients with mild cases of coronavirus to recover reception instead of within the hospital.

— Putin has ordered the Russian army to hold out drills designed to extend its readiness to fight the coronavirus if necessary, the Defense Ministry said.

March 24

— Russia confirmed 57 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 495.

— Russia is facing a “serious situation” because the coronavirus spreads, Moscow’s mayor told President national leader, adding that "the imaginary number of these who are sick is far greater" than official numbers indicate.

— Putin visited the hospital in Moscow's Kommunarka suburb where patients with coronavirus are being treated, wearing a special protective suit during the visit. He also took a flash to shake the hand of the hospital's head doctor.

— Moscow hospitals will receive up to 200,000 rubles ($2,500) per coronavirus patient from the city's insurance fund to assist cover the price of their treatments.

— A 69-year-old woman suspected of being infected with coronavirus has died in Moscow's Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 1, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported. She had been hospitalized after her daughter returned from Portugal. The Moscow health department later said she died from terminal cancer and tested negative for coronavirus.

— The republic of Chechnya has become the primary Russian region to shut all restaurants, cafes and "crowded places" after it registered its first three coronavirus infections, the region's leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced. He said some restaurants fashionable tourists would be allowed to remain open.

— Aeroflot said it'll reduce its flights to Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba starting March 28 thanks to the coronavirus.

— Volkswagen will suspend its car production in Russia over a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Volkswagen Group Rus said. Production are going to be stopped from March 30 to April 10 at its car plant in Kaluga and production line in Nizhny Novgorod.

March 23

— Russia confirmed 71 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 438.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered all residents over 65 to self-isolate reception starting Thursday, saying each elderly citizen would receive a complete of 4,000 rubles ($50) in exchange for following the order.

— The Kremlin later said that Sobyanin's order doesn't apply to Putin, who is 67.

— Moscow announced it's finished converting a seventh hospital building to treat coronavirus patients. Sobyanin said the town has the capacity to over double this count if needed.

— Moscow is changing the way it counts its coronavirus cases. Patients will now be considered positive upon one positive test instead of having samples sent to a lab Novosibirsk, Siberia for further verification.

— the top of infectious diseases within the Stavropol region has been indicted after she returned to figure with coronavirus symptoms after vacationing in Spain and later tested positive.

— Alexander Chepurnov, a virologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences, told state television that Russia is three weeks behind Italy in terms of coronavirus infections which it can expect to work out an identical spike in cases as those seen across Europe.

— a number of Russia's biggest steel producers have suspended alcohol tests for workers thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, replacing the breathalyzer tests with "alternative procedures with a lower risk of spreading infection."

— The Kremlin said that medical assistance Russia was providing to Italy to assist it battle the coronavirus wasn't a part of an endeavor to urge Rome help lift EU sanctions on Moscow.

March 22

— Russia confirmed 61 new cases of coronavirus, bringing its official count to 367.

— The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday so as to assist it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President national leader, Russia's Defense Ministry said during a statement.

— Moscow authorities again ruled out the chance of a citywide lockdown. Meanwhile, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the city's metro won't fold.

— The Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed by a year because coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes' preparations and will jeopardize their health, the top of Russia's Boxing Federation said.

March 21

— Russia confirmed 53 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 306.

— Moscow has closed all sports facilities including swimming pools and fitness clubs thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, the city's health authorities said.

— The Moscow Times has found evidence, supported dozens of interviews, that Russia’s rich are buying up and hoarding ventilators that have proven essential in saving lives in severe cases.

— Russia's largest carmaker Avtovaz, which employs around 35,000 workers, has reported the primary two coronavirus cases among its workers and quarantined 29 employees. The carmarker said it doesn't conceive to stop production.

March 20

— Russia confirmed 54 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country's total number of infections to 253.

— there's "no need" for President national leader to require a coronavirus test because he hasn't shown any symptoms of the illness, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

— The Russian Armed Forces' spring draft will persist as planned despite the coronavirus, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a military meeting. All new recruits are going to be checked for the virus, he said.

— Russian public figures, doctors and citizens have launched a petition urging the govt to require urgent action against the coronavirus because the country’s number of confirmed cases continues to climb, including postponing the April 22 vote on President Vladimir Putin's constirutional amendments.

— Moscow traffic police have launched spot checks on the city's taxis to confirm drivers wear face masks and often disinfect their vehicles. Under new regulations, drivers must change masks every three hours and use sanitizer to wash their hands and disinfect their vehicles twice daily.

— Russia has postponed a scheduled test for compliance with its "internet isolation" law thanks to the coronavirus, officials told Interfax.

— the top of infectious diseases within the Stavropol region — who returned to figure after vacationing in Spain despite having coronavirus symptoms — has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus, the Mediazona news website reported.

March 19

— Russia has reported 52 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall to 199. This marks a 35% jump in cases within the past 24 hours.

— A 79-year-old Russian woman with pre-existing conditions has died during a Moscow hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. it's the primary coronavirus-related death within the country.

— President national leader and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the coronavirus by phone and agreed to deepen cooperation on developing pharmaceuticals, the Kremlin said. Putin praised China's efforts in preventing the spread of the virus which emerged in China late last year, the Kremlin said during a readout of the telephone call.

— The Russian government announced a "high alert" status for all 85 of its regions, requiring the full country to require anti-coronavirus measures like banning large gatherings, moving schools to online classes and inspiring acting from home.

— Russia's consumer protection watchdog has ordered mandatory two-week isolation reception for all people entering the country whether or not they show no symptoms of coronavirus.

— Russian courts will stop considering all except the foremost urgent cases from Thursday onwards until April 10 to contain the spread of coronavirus, a choice by the Supreme Court on Wednesday showed.

— Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport — the capital's main international transport hub — will close two of its terminals, C and E, starting Friday as closing borders and travel restrictions have suspended many flight routes. Flights operating out of terminals C and E are going to be transfered to terminals D and F.

— The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said it'll invest in Medpromresurs, a Russian company that's currently developing coronavirus tests.

March 18

— Russia reported 33 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall up to 147 from 114 the previous day and marking a 29% increase.

— President national leader has ordered an April 22 nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which might allow him to run again for president. He said the vote are going to be postponed if the coronavirus pandemic requires it.

— Russian schools will persist a three-week vacation from March 23 to April 12 to stop the spread of coronavirus, Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov said.

— Russia will limit flights to the u. s., Britain and therefore the United Arab Emirates starting Friday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.

— Russian prisoners, students and military personnel will produce medical masks and other equipment because the country faces down the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC news website reported.

— Employees of the presidential administration and journalists covering President Vladimir Putin's upcoming trips are being tested for coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has urged employers to permit their employees to figure from home to stop the spread of infection.

— St. Petersburg has banned events and gatherings with over 50 attendees still as all sporting and cultural events.

— The Federal Penitentiary Service said it'll suspend visits to inmates in pre-trial detention centers and prisons.

— Journalists accredited with foreign media outlets are barred from the Russian State Duma over the coronavirus, BBC Russian correspondent Pyotr Kozlov said. Journalists from Russian media are still permitted to enter, he added.

— Moscow's network of identity verification cameras has detected over 200 those that violated orders to self-quarantine because they could be infected with the virus, the city's police captain Oleg Baranov said.

— Russia has closed Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin's tomb on Moscow's Red Square to the general public, the Kremlin guard service said, making it the newest Russian tourist attraction to stop working amid coronavirus fears.

— The annual Eurovision song contest has been canceled thanks to the coronavirus epidemic, its organizers announced. Rave-pop band Little Big had been set to represent Russia during this year's competition.

March 17

— the amount of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia has risen to 114, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said, a 22% increase from Monday. Ten of those infections were transmitted within the country instead of contracted abroad, she added.

— Moscow authorities have denied reports that they'll introduce a near-total shutdown of the town to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

— President national leader said things with the spreading coronavirus is "under control" within the country after infections were "contained."

— Russia's embassies and consulates have suspended the processing of documents and issuing of every type of visas, including e-visas, the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said there are atiny low number of exceptions, including for diplomats and folks attending funerals of close relatives in Russia.

— Football's 2020 European Championship has been postponed for a year thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Norwegian and Swedish FAs said on Tuesday.

— Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's cabinet plans to unveil a slew of recent economic and regulatory measures to scale back the coronavirus' impact on Wednesday, including creating an anti-crisis fund of 300 billion rubles ($4.05 billion) to support Russian citizens and therefore the Russian economy and compensating quarantined citizens, including freelancers and therefore the self-employed, for lost income.

— Ukraine has temporarily closed 107 of its border checkpoints, including those with neighboring Russia, because it seeks to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

— Russia's airlines could lose 100 billion rubles ($1.4 billion) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak and risk going bankrupt, the top of Russia's Federal air transportation Agency, also referred to as Rosaviatsiya, told Interfax.

— Russia's Agriculture Ministry has ordered all of Russia's regions to ready a two-month food supply to stop shortages.

— The Greek Orthodox Church is instigating an unprecedented list of measures progressing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in its sacred spaces nationwide, it said during a statement.

— Russia's Energy Ministry has suspended the bulk of its foreign and domestic business trips, with the exception of urgent cases, to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

— Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied reports that President national leader is preparing an address to the state about the coronavirus.

— Russia's consumer protection watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has ordered Russia's regions to check everyone who has been in Europe within the past period for the coronavirus.

— All football, hockey and basketball games are going to be suspended in Russia until April 10, the state-run TASS press association reported, citing a source to Russia's national leagues. The Russian Football Union confirmed the news.

— Russian tourists in Europe are trapped abroad as flights are canceled and borders closed thanks to the coronavirus crisis, a spokeswoman for Russia’s travel industry union told Interfax.

March 16

— Russia will ban the entry of foreign nationals and stateless people from March 18 to May Day in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the govt said. The ban won't apply to diplomatic representatives, airplane crew members and a few other categories of individuals.

— the amount of coronavirus infections in Russia has risen to 93, a 47% increase from the previous day, the state-run TASS press association reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.

— world organisation leaders are considering temporarily banning all non-essential travel into the Schengen borderless travel zone by non-EU citizens, the BBC reported, citing a diplomatic note it obtained.

— Moscow has banned all public events larger than 50 people from now until April 10, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said during a new decree. Older citizens are advised to remain reception.

— From March 21 to April 12, all schools and universities are going to be closed, Sobyanin said.

— An Irish citizen has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus infection within the city of Murmansk in Russia’s Arctic after participating during a chess tournament.

— People entering Russia from the u. s., Britain, the ecu Union, Ukraine, Belarus and every one other non-EU countries in Europe — still as people who swallow them — will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

— Starting today, coronavirus tests are going to be available free in St. Petersburg, city health officials said.

— President national leader has ordered the creation of a special unit within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Putin put Sobyanin responsible of the new group, which is able to also include officialdom.

— Russia's Science and better Education Ministry recommended that higher educational institutions switch to distance learning from Monday.

— Russia has closed its border with neighboring Belarus as a "proactive step" to halt the coronavirus' spread, the state-run TASS press association quoted Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as saying.

— A Russian patient has escaped from coronavirus quarantine near Moscow, the hospital’s head physician said Monday. the girl has been detained and returned to the hospital after police found her at her home.

March 15

— Russia registered four more cases of coronavirus, Interfax reported, bringing the overall number of infections to 63.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin denied that the authorities are downplaying the numbers of coronavirus patients within the capital.

— The Russian protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor confirmed the primary community transmission of the coronavirus in Russia, RBC reported, but this information was later faraway from Rospotrebnadzor's statement.

— Rospotrebnadzor also said it ran just over 104,000 coronavirus tests since the beginning of the outbreak while 14,742 people are currently being monitored for coronavirus.

— A Greek Orthodox Church spokesperson said it'll not be closing churches or canceling religious proceedings.

— Russian Railways announced it'd stop international passenger trains from Moscow to Berlin and Paris. Earlier it had been announced that train connections to and from Ukraine, Moldova and Latvia are going to be suspended.

March 14

— Russia has confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall to 59, the state-run RIA press association reported. Nine of the new cases are in Moscow, one within the Moscow region, one in St. Petersburg, two in Kemerovo and one in Kaliningrad.

— Moscow's chief sanitary doctor Elena Andreeva signed a decree on new measures to combat coronavirus, including compulsory hospitalization of patients with atypical course of flu and banning visitors in hospitals, orphanages and boarding schools.

— Russia will close its land borders with Poland and Norway to foreigners during a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

March 13

— Russia confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall to 45, the RBC news website reported, citing the country's coronavirus crisis center.

— Russia is limiting flights with Europe from Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

— Prominent Russian-Azerbaijani artist Aidan Salakhova says she has been quarantined during a hospital after getting back from Italy on a flight that was carrying two people infected with coronavirus. All the passengers on Salakhova's flight are placed in hospital quarantine still.

— Two Russian tourists in Israel are diagnosed with coronavirus.

— St. Petersburg and therefore the Leningrad region banned events with over 1,000 people.

— The Kremlin told journalists who cover President national leader to remain faraway from official events if they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to shield Kremlin staff from the coronavirus.

— Polish President Andrzej Duda won't visit Russia next month thanks to the coronavirus, missing ceremonies marking the 10-year anniversary of a plane crash which killed Poland's president, financial institution chief and military commanders.

— Russia's border will temporarily be closed to Italian citizens and foreigners traveling from Italy starting today as Italy continues to grapple with the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

March 12

— Russia has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall number of cases to 34, Interfax reported, citing the country's coronavirus crisis center. Four of the new cases are in Moscow, one in Krasnodar and one in Kaliningrad.

— The Moscow region's governor has announced a "high alert" status for the region thanks to the coronavirus, banning all large events over 5,000 people and inspiring companies to permit their employees to telecommute. The remote-working measures don't apply to the town of Moscow, home to 12 million people.

— A joint Russian-European mission to Mars has been postponed for 2 years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the coronavirus and technical issues.

— a non secular procession in central Russia geared toward fighting the coronavirus has been canceled thanks to the threat of the virus itself.

— About 100 Chinese students in Moscow are going to be deported from Russia because they violated their self-quarantine orders, the Kommersant business daily reported.

— State Duma lawmaker Sergei Katasonov failed to self-quarantine after getting back from France and was present at work for several days before his colleagues told him to travel home, libertarian party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has said. Zhirinovsky, who leads the party Katasonov belongs to, proposed stripping him of his parliamentary powers as punishment.

March 11

— the globe Health Organization declared that the coronavirus may be a pandemic because the number of cases worldwide surpassed 112,000 in 114 different countries.

— Russia will suspend most flights to and from Italy, Germany, France and Spain over the coronavirus outbreak ranging from Friday, Russia's coronavirus crisis center said during a statement. Russia also will stop issuing tourist visas to Italian citizens, the middle said.

— the amount of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose to twenty-eight from 20. All the people tested positive within the Last Day had previously traveled to Italy, consistent with the coronavirus crisis center's statement.

— Moscow has banned large events of over 5,000 people until April 10 during a move to stop the spread of the virus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said during a decree. Critics accused the town of using the health crisis as an excuse to stop people from protesting President Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms that would allow him to remain in power past his term limit.

— Thailand has suspended visas on arrival for citizens of 18 countries including Russia in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

— State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy is isolating himself in self-quarantine after returning to Moscow from Paris, he wrote on Facebook, adding that he's "completely healthy" and can work from home.

— Russia's Defense Ministry has canceled the Moscow International Security Conference thanks to the threat of coronavirus. The defense and world affairs conference, which might are attended by over 1,000 delegates from 115 countries, had been scheduled for April 22-23.

March 10

— Russia's consumer safety watchdog recommended that individuals avoid transport, shopping malls and other public places at time of day as a precaution against the coronavirus, the state-run RIA press association reported.

March 9

— Another three people in Moscow are diagnosed with coronavirus overnight, the RBC news website reported, citing a report from city officials it obtained. The three individuals had recently visited Italy.

March 8

— Moscow city authorities threatened prison terms of up to 5 years for people failing to self-isolate in their homes for 2 weeks after visiting countries hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

March 7

— Russia confirmed four new cases of coronavirus, taking the overall number to 17 — three of whom have since recovered.

March 6

— Russia has reported six new cases of coronavirus within the past 24 hours, including five in Moscow and one in Nizhny Novgorod 400 kilometers east of the capital. All six cases were contracted in Italy, one in every of several virus hubs outside China, the authorities said.

— Russian officials have conducted over 51,000 tests for the coronavirus nationwide, the buyer protection watchdog said.

— Seven Russian passengers from the Diamond Princess ocean liner who were placed during a two-week quarantine in Russia's region are discharged. Two other quarantined patients are awaiting test results.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced a “high alert regime,” ordering self-isolation for Russians getting back from China, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

March 5

—Russia canceled its flagship annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum this year as a precaution against coronavirus. The forum, usually chaired by President national leader, was thanks to be held in St. Petersburg on June 3-6.

— Russia's state carrier Aeroflot said it'd suspend its flights to and from urban center amid fears over coronavirus.

— Moscow authorities have drafted an emergency plan that envisions a near shutdown of the national capital just in case of a coronavirus outbreak.

— Officials confirmed a seventh coronavirus infection within the country. The patient is an Italian citizen who had arrived to Russia on Feb. 29, asked for medical assistance on March 2 and tested positive for the virus. he's being treated at an undisclosed hospital.

— Russian businesses have began to cancel foreign business trips and participation in international conferences after a recommendation from the Health Ministry to limit foreign travel.

— Students at a university dormitory in St. Petersburg are placed under quarantine and prohibited from leaving the building after the hospitalization of an Italian exchange student who had been living there. the amount of patients within the city that are being monitored for coronavirus symptoms has nearly doubled to 44 people.

March 4

— Two Russian citizens are diagnosed with the coronavirus within the United Arab Emirates, the country's health ministry said.

— Russia has temporarily banned the export of medical masks, gloves, bandages and protective suits.

— President national leader said that fake news reports about coronavirus were being sent to Russia from abroad to spread panic. He urged the govt to confirm that citizens were correctly informed about things in Russia.

— Russian Jovian planet Gazprom has suspended foreign trips for its staff thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, a corporation spokesman said.

March 3

— The Moscow metro has begun random checks of passengers' temperatures at station entrances, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

March 2

— A Russian national who was quarantined during a Moscow hospital after recently getting back from northern Italy, a hub for the coronavirus outbreak, has the coronavirus. The man, 29-year-old Moscow resident David Berov, is that the first known Russian national to check positive for coronavirus while within the country.

— The impact of coronavirus on the Russian economy are going to be deeper than originally expected, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said. The ruble's depreciation and securities market decline have gained momentum since mid-February thanks to the fast-spreading coronavirus and concerns about its economic impact, which sent oil prices crashing.

— Schools across Moscow have canceled swimming classes and large-scale events to stop the spread of the flu and respiratory infections, the city’s education officials said during a Feb. 28 letter cited by Interfax.

Feb. 28

— Moscow authorities are deporting 88 foreign nationals who violated quarantine measures imposed on them as a precaution against coronavirus, the state-run RIA press association cited Moscow's deputy mayor as saying.

— A Russian citizen has tested positive with coronavirus in Azerbaijan after arriving there from Iran, Interfax reported. It marks the fourth case of coronavirus among Russian citizens and therefore the first infection in Azerbaijan.

— The Russian government temporarily barred Iranian citizens from entering Russia and said it'd also restrict the entry of South Korean citizens from March 1 as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, decrees published online showed.

— the govt also said it'd not intromit any foreign citizens traveling from Iran or South Korea, and ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend the problem of visas to Iranian citizens.

Feb. 27

— Russia will suspend its train service from Moscow to the southern French city of Nice starting March 4, the state-run TASS press association reported, citing the Transport Ministry. The ministry said the train link would be suspended until further notice as a part of wider measures geared toward preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.

— Moscow authorities have identified 88 those that violated the city's self-isolation orders after getting back from China, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. The national capital deployed its identity verification network to enforce the quarantine.

— Russia has developed five prototypes for a coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.

— Russia's Federal Tourism Agency recommended national tour operators suspend tours to Italy, South Korea and Iran until the outbreaks of coronavirus there are brought in restraint.

Feb. 26

— Moscow will suspend flights between Russia and South Korea from March 1 over coronavirus fears, except those operated by Aeroflot and Aurora, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.

— Golikova said Russia would also stop issuing visas to some Iranian citizens from Feb. 28 and was advising Russians against traveling to Italy.

— Other restrictions associated with the outbreak which are previously announced are going to be extended by one month to April 1, Golikova said.

— The Chinese Embassy in Russia has asked Moscow authorities to prevent the profiling of Chinese nationals on the city's transport. consistent with Novaya Gazeta, the embassy's letter said that Moscow police and subway workers had begun questioning passengers believed to be Chinese to test for signs of coronavirus, something that won't being done anywhere else within the world.

Feb. 21

— Around 2,500 people coming back from China are ordered placed under quarantine for the coronavirus and monitored by the Russian capital’s facial-recognition technology, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

Feb. 20

— government minister Anton Siluanov told the RBC news website that the coronavirus had caused a call in Chinese trade with Russia of 1 billion rubles ($15.68 million) daily.

— Two Russian citizens from the quarantined Diamond Princess ocean liner were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, bringing the overall number of infected Russian nationals to 3.

— Russia's ban on the entry of Chinese citizens to its territory has gone into effect. The temporary suspension are going to be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes.

Feb. 19

— The 144 Russians evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China have left a quarantine area in Siberia’s Tyumen region following a 14-day quarantine.

Feb. 12

— Russia discharged a Chinese national from the hospital within the Siberian city of Chita after he recovered from coronavirus infection, the second of Russia's first two confirmed cases of coronavirus to recover.

Feb. 10

— The coronavirus outbreak may delay Russia's delivery of S-400 defence systems to China, the state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.

Feb. 9

— Authorities within the Chelyabinsk region 1,500 kilometers east of Moscow walked back plans to line up a quarantine center after local residents formed an individual's shield to stop entry to Chinese nationals.


Feb. 6

— The Kremlin has started checking the body temperatures of people attending events with President national leader as a "precautionary measure," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Feb. 3

— Russia will temporarily restrict the entry of foreigners coming back from China, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said. She said the restrictions wouldn't apply to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.

— Russia's second-largest food retailer Magnit said it's suspending fruit and vegetable imports from China thanks to the spread of the coronavirus and logistical complications.

Feb. 2

— State-run Russian Railways said it'd halt passenger trains to China, including the Beijing-Moscow route, until further notice.

Jan. 31

— additionally to observing personal hygiene, the buyer protection watchdog advised against loose hair, still as kissing and hugging publicly.

— Russian state lender VTB said it's temporarily suspended all business trips by its employees to China and several other other Asian countries.

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