Russia reports record daily COVID cases and deaths

by Reuters
Thursday, 21 October 2021 08:30 GMT

MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday reported a record 1,036 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours as well as 36,339 new infections, a surge that has seen some health restrictions reinstated.

Moscow's mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions for unvaccinated over-60s and the government approved a week-long workplace shutdown to cope with fast-rising cases that the Kremlin has blamed on a slow vaccination campaign. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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