Russia sets new record for daily COVID-19 cases ahead of stay-at-home week

Russia set another record Saturday for new daily COVID-19 cases ahead of a nationwide order for citizens to stay home for a week.

According to Russia’s coronavirus task force, the country occupied 40,251 new infections over the past 24 hours, most cases most cases the country has recorded in a single day through the pandemic, The Associated Press reported.

The country also experienced 1,160 coronavirus-related deaths, a number slightly less than 1,163 deaths recorded Friday.The country last broke its own record for daily new coronavirus cases on Thursday with 40,096 registered.

The grim milestone comes as Russia continues to fight the disease. Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinFederal push to identify, protect critical groups from hackers is gaining momentum. Equilibrium / Sustainability – Presented by Southern Company – China’s President for Climate Confab Video Don’t Let China Distract Us from Russia MORE has taken a relatively hands-free approach that allows governors in Russia to administer home orders or hand out mitigation methods, according to The New York Times.

But amid the recent rise, Putin has ordered most workers to stay home for a week from Monday to slow the spread of the virus. In areas hard hit by the virus, the residence period will be longer than a week.

The AP noted that some Russians take this as an opportunity to go on vacation.

Along with the stay-at-home period, Putin has called on all Russians to be vaccinated to turn the page on the pandemic.

“There are only two ways to get over this period – to get sick or to receive a vaccine,” Putin said earlier. said. “It is better to get the vaccine, why wait for the disease and its serious consequences? Please be responsible and take the necessary measures to protect yourself, your health and your loved ones.”

Some theaters, museums and other venues will be open during the next week, but only those vaccinated against the virus will be allowed to enter.

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