Covid-19 spread enters 'new stage' as number of cases exceeds 1,000 in Moscow, mayor says
The coronavirus outbreak has entered a “new stage” in Moscow, with the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases climbing past 1,000, the city’s mayor has stated, RT reported.
“The situation with the spread of the coronavirus has entered a new stage. More than 1,000 cases of have been recorded in Moscow already. No one is safe [from getting infected],” mayor Sergey Sobyanin wrote on his blog on Sunday.
A week-long holiday was set across Russia starting on Saturday in a bid to stifle the spread of Covid-19. Sobyanin reiterated the government’s call on everyone to stay home if possible and keep social distancing.
“Please, stay safe. All Moscow residents must stay home in the coming week. If you are on the street or at the store, maintain safe distance,” he warned.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has grown by 270 to 1,534 on Friday, including 197 more people testing positive for the virus in Moscow. Officials said that four people have died, bringing the country’s total Covid-19 death toll to eight.