Russia’s coronavirus case tally approaches 500,000

People wearing protective face masks sit on a bench in front of gift shop in Moscow, Russia. Moscow authorities have eased coronavirus restrictions. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin allowed the opening of parks and announced a resumption of work of industrial and construction enterprises. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Russia on Wednesday reported 8,404 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the nationwide tally of infections to 493,657.

The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said 216 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll to 6,358.

Via Reuters

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