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Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday, RIA news agency reported.

Russia announces virus deaths exceed 10,000

Russia announces virus deaths exceed 10,000

Russia on Saturday said that it recorded more than 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, a toll that is still far lower than in other countries with major outbreaks.

Russian health minister sees no return to normal life before next February

Russian health minister sees no return to normal life before next February

Russia's health minister said on Friday that life was unlikely to return to normal until next February at the earliest, with thousands of new cases of the new coronavirus still being reported every day and the death

Moscow reopens museums and terraces as it rolls back coronavirus curbs

Moscow reopens museums and terraces as it rolls back coronavirus curbs

Muscovites returned to museums and restaurant terraces on Tuesday for the first time in more than two months as the Russian capital rolled back more coronavirus curbs despite still recording over 1,000 new infections daily.

Russia more than doubles April virus death toll

Russia more than doubles April virus death toll

Russia on Saturday more than doubled its official coronavirus death toll for April to 2,712 after changing how it classifies fatalities.

Russia reports record coronavirus deaths, recoveries

Russia reports record coronavirus deaths, recoveries

Russia on Tuesday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll of 174 but said more than 12,000 people had also recovered over the past 24 hours.

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Rights groups say that domestic violence has surged around the world since the start of lockdowns, with the stress caused by social isolation and fears around financial security straining even healthy relationships.

Putin urges more testing as Russia's coronavirus death toll climbs

Putin urges more testing as Russia's coronavirus death toll climbs

President Vladimir Putin told officials on Friday to ramp up testing for the new coronavirus, but said Russia's outbreak was stabilising even as the death toll rose by a record one-day amount.

Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

Russia's coronavirus case tally rose above 260,000 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests.

Russia suspends use of ventilator type sent to US after fatal fires

Russia suspends use of ventilator type sent to US after fatal fires

Russia on Wednesday suspended the use of some Russian-made medical ventilators after two fatal hospital fires reported to involve the machines, a setback in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

Russia to investigate safety of ventilators after hospital fire kills five

Russia to investigate safety of ventilators after hospital fire kills five

Russian authorities said they would look into the safety of artificial lung ventilators being used at two hospitals after a fire broke out in St Petersburg at one of them on Tuesday morning and killed five people.

Russia's Putin orders gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown despite surge in cases

Russia's Putin orders gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown despite surge in cases

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday announced a gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown measures despite a new surge in infections which took Russia's tally past Italy's, making it the fourth highest in the world.