Russia battles new COVID surge | CIDRAP

Record Moscow rise prompts new measures

In Russia, Moscow officials today reported a daily record high of 9,056 cases, and the Kremlin has said the surge is related to vaccine reluctance, according to Reuters. Moscow’s mayor said on state TV that about 89% of the city’s cases are due to the Delta variant.

The country’s deputy prime minister said vaccine uptake is far less than other western countries. In a related development, city officials made vaccination mandatory for frontline workers, according to the New York Times.

Moscow officials have extended COVID restrictions until Jun 29, which includes limits on gatherings. Another measure includes the closure of soccer fan zones at EURO 2020 competition sites.

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