Russia gets ready for nationwide workplace shutdown over surge in COVID-19 deaths

RNS: Following over the thousands of COVID-19 deaths reported in a single day, the Russian authorities get ready to shut workplaces countrywide and lock down the capital Moscow.

This is Russia’s fifth straight daily record, as over 37,678 new Corona cases were reported in the country.

Despite developing one of the world’s first vaccines against COVID-19, Russia has vaccinated only about a third of its population, one of the lowest rates in Europe.

President Vladimir Putin has already approved a nationwide workplace shutdown in the first week of November. Moscow will also re-impose a partial lockdown from 28th of October, with only essential shops such as pharmacies and supermarkets allowed to remain open.

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