By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Russia Ministry of Health reported an additional 10,899 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bypassing Spain and the United Kingdom to become the country with the second most cases at 232,243.


In the City of Moscow, more than 121,000 cases have been reported, more than most countries.

An additional 7 deaths were recorded, bringing that total to 2116.

Russia has recorded more than 10,000 cases for several days in a row, including a record number of daily cases Monday, with more than 11,000 people testing positive.

Today, the country is to start easing the lockdown measures. President Vladimir Putin said Monday the national period of non-working days will be over for all sectors of the economy.

“It is in the interest of all of us for the economy to return to normal quickly”, he said.

As people begin going back to work, mass events are still suspended and “strict sanitation demands” must be observed, Putin said.

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