Russia reports record COVID-19 deaths and cases

Russia reports record COVID-19 deaths and cases

23/10/2021 4:56:00 PM

Russia reports record COVID-19 deaths and cases

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday (Oct 23) reported a record 1,075 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours as Europe\u0027s hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates braces for nationwide curbs from next week. Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V v

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday (Oct 23) reported a record 1,075 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours as Europe's hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates braces for nationwide curbs from next week.Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36 per cent of Russians are fully vaccinated.

According to fresh government figures, the country saw a record 37,678 new virus cases on Saturday.This brings the official death toll to 229,528 - the highest on the continent - even as authorities are accused of vastly downplaying the effects of the pandemic.

Related:Figures by statistics agency Rosstat paint a far darker picture, suggesting that more than 400,000 people had died from coronavirus by the end of August.Moscow - the epicentre of Russia's outbreak - will shut non-essential services between Oct 28 and Nov 7. headtopics.com

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Putin also ordered a nationwide paid week off starting Oct 30 to curb fast-spreading infections.The Kremlin said the 69-year-old will have no in-person meetings during the non-working period.Putin this week linked Russia's high death rates to what he called an"unfortunately" low vaccination rate and urged Russians to show"responsibility" and get the jab.

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