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Russia Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Death Toll of 1,028

Russia Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Death Toll of 1,028

Wednesday, 20 October, 2021 - 09:15
A health worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease. (Reuters photo)

Russia on Wednesday reported a record 1,028 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours as well as 34,073 new infections, a surge in cases that has led authorities to press for stricter health restrictions.


Moscow's mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions for unvaccinated over-60s on Tuesday and the Russian government proposed a week-long workplace shutdown to cope with fast-rising cases that the Kremlin has blamed on Russia's slow vaccination campaign, Reuters said.


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