Photo Story: Over 11,000 new cases in Russia

A resident looks out of a window of her flat decorated with the national flag while in quarantine at home, in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

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Russia has reported a record rise in the number of new coronavirus infections with 11,656 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The Russian government attribute the spike in cases to an increased testing programme.

The country’s coronavirus response centre also reported 94 new deaths, taking the overall death toll to 2,009 people.

The country is now ranked third in the world for confirmed cases, behind the US and Spain, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Moscow is the worst hit city in Russia, with 115,909 cases.

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