According to reports Russia With 35,660 Covid-19 cases and 1072 deaths in a day, the government is considering lockdown
Russia has recorded 35,660 Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the national total to 8,241,643, according to the government monitoring and response center.
The new COVID instances were down from 37,678 the day before, bringing the total to 8,241,643, according to the federal response center.
"Over the last day, 35,660 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed throughout 85 Russian regions, with 3,143 instances (8.8%) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the rate of increase is 0.43 percent.
With 5,279 new infections, Moscow has the largest number of new cases, down from 7,803 the day before. St. Petersburg comes in second with 3,297 instances, down from 3,360, while the Moscow region comes in third with 3,030 cases, up from 2,783.
The coronavirus response center recorded 1,072 deaths, down from 1,075 the day before, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 230,600. COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country in the same 24 hours, down from 26,077 the day before, bringing the total to 7,165,921.
The mortality toll in the United States increased by 1,072 to 230,600. Recoveries jumped by 22,784 to 7,165,921, according to the Xinhua news agency. Moscow, the Russian capital, has recorded 5,279 new Covid cases, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 1,766,929.
Restaurants, cafes, and non-essential shops in St. Petersburg will be closed from October 30 to November 7 because of the COVID-19 crisis in Russia, according to a directive signed by Governor Alexander Beglov on Saturday.
"The operation of retail facilities is prohibited from October 30 to November 7 (the operation of public catering enterprises - except takeaways and deliveries, catering at train stations, gas stations, and enterprise canteens - is suspended)," said a document posted on the city administration's website on Saturday, according to TASS.
Except for pharmacies, gas stations, and food stores, beauty salons, sports centers, and non-essential trade will be closed. Veterinary services will be suspended as well, but only in emergency situations.
Swimming pools, aqua parks, and other recreational facilities, especially those for children, will have limited admittance over the weeklong break.
According to TASS, public service centers will also be closed. On non-working days, all cultural institutions in St. Petersburg, except theatres and museums, are closed, and entertainment, sports, and recreational events are prohibited.