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Russia reports 11,231 new COVID-19 cases

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Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 6,703 new cases in the past 24 hours

MOSCOW – Russia has reported a new daily record of 11,231 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 177,160 as of Thursday, the country’s coronavirus response center said in a statement. 

The death toll from the pandemic increased by 88 to 1,625, while 23,803 people have recovered, including 2,476 over the last 24 hours, the statement said.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 6,703 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 92,676. Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement Thursday that 231,623 people were under medical observation as of Wednesday. 

More than 4.8 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country, it added. 

All citizens, except those working for essential institutions and establishments, are on paid leave from March 30 till May 11 and are asked to quarantine themselves at home. They are only permitted to go out to receive medical care, travel to work, shop at the nearest store or pharmacy, or walk a pet. 

The situation with the spread of coronavirus in Russia has developed unequally across regions. Some of them were allowed to tighten restrictions, while others were planning for lockdown relaxation measures, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.