Attention ! Rapidly increasing Covid cases here, 1159 deaths in a day
Moscow: Russia’s administration on Thursday imposed an 11-day ban on work in Moscow to prevent the spread of the virus as more people stay indoors, amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.
The official coronavirus task force reported that 1,159 people died of the infection in 24 hours, taking the total number of dead to 235,057.
The highest number of deaths have been reported in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. Apart from this, 40,096 new cases of infection have been reported on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a ban on work between October 30 and November 7 to prevent infection.
During this, there is a provision to close most government organizations and private businesses. He encouraged the most affected areas to implement it at the earliest. Some regions had implemented it earlier this week.
Schools, gyms, entertainment venues and most stores will remain closed in Moscow after Thursday, while restaurants and cafes will be allowed to take food home.
Stores and medicine shops selling essential commodities and ration items will be allowed to remain open during the lockdown.