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Moscow to reintroduce lockdown measures from Oct. 28 to combat COVID-19 case surge

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Moscow to reintroduce lockdown measures from Oct. 28 to combat COVID-19 case surge
Moscow to reintroduce lockdown measures from Oct. 28 to combat COVID-19 case surge   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

MOSCOW – Moscow will reintroduce lockdown measures from Oct. 28 to combat surging COVID-19 cases, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday, with all shops, bars and restaurants due to close, except those selling essential goods, such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday approved a nationwide week-long workplace shutdown from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 and said regional leaders could introduce other measures at their discretion.

Russia reported a record daily high of both coronavirus-related deaths and new COVID-19 infections on Thursday.