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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-coronaviru…

More Update on Russia Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus that has killed over 10,000 people continues to spread round the world, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and forestall its spread within the country.

There are 199 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia thus far and one death.

Below are the newest updates on Russia’s response to the coronavirus:
March 20

— 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 sanitiser to scrub their hands and disinfect their vehicles twice daily.

— Russia has canceled a scheduled test for compliance with its "internet isolation" law because of the coronavirus, officials told Interfax.

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 con…

Russia reports first death of Coronavirus

Russia has announced that a 79-year-old woman with coronavirus and other underlying health issues died from pneumonia, the country's first confirmed death resulting from the pandemic.

Italy, the country most laid low with the coronavirus outside China, reported an extra 475 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, because the world stepped up efforts against the pandemic by closing schools, shutting down cities and imposing strict border controls.

The UK was the newest to announce it might close schools. The US and Canada, meanwhile, have closed their border to all or any but essential traffic.

Nearly 220,000 people have now been confirmed with the coronavirus globally, and while a minimum of 84,000 people have recovered from COVID-19, quite 8,800 have died, in step with data from Johns Hopkins University within the US.


Thursday 19 March
09:43 GMT - Thailand reports 60 new coronavirus cases
Thailand recorded 60 new coronavirus cases within the biggest daily jump within the number of cases to …