Russia’s coronavirus infections pass 300,000, deaths near 3,000

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry workers wearing protective suits disinfect the Leningradsky Railway Station amid the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Russia reported 8,764 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its lowest daily rise since May 2, taking the total number of documented infections to 308,705.

The country’s coronavirus response centre said 135 people had died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the virus to 2,972.

Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is entering a more stable phase, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday, while warning that restrictions should be lifted carefully in the 17 regions where such moves have been authorised.

Dr. Melita Vujnovich, the WHO’s Russia representative, said on Wednesday that she believed the situation had entered a stabilisation phase, the TASS news agency cited her as saying.

Via Reuters

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