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Russia Witnesses Rise in Covid Cases, Deaths

Covid Cases

697 COVID-related deaths were reported in Russia last Saturday, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic outbreak.

The country has also reported 24,439 new cases, the highest daily tally since January.

This came as Russia witnessed a rapid surge of infections over the past few days.

Authorities confirmed that there is no intention to declare a total lockdown in the country, despite the surge on the highly infectious Delta variant.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted that the situation with the coronavirus remains “tense” in a number of regions, but said “no one wants any lockdowns”.

Travel Restrictions

New travel restrictions have been imposed across Europe in a bid to confront the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant.

In this regard, Portugal, Spain, and Germany have issued tight restrictions on the entry of certain travelers.

Germany also imposed new restrictions on people entering the country from Portugal and Russia, including a two-week quarantine.

The UK has been under the spotlight given rising numbers of new coronavirus cases with the Delta variant.

Many countries have restricted travel from the UK because of the spread of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Travellers from Britain are now required to show proof of their vaccination. For those who have not been vaccinated, they must produce a negative RT PCR test report.

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