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Moscow lockdown extended until May 31

By AFP

Added 7th May 2020 05:26 PM

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that lockdown measures in the Russian capital would be extended until May 31 as new coronavirus cases surged.

Moscow lockdown extended until May 31

General view of the deserted Red Square with the Saint Basil cathedral in the background during May Day in Moscow on May 1, 2020, as the Labour Day celebrations were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak (the novel coronavirus). (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that lockdown measures in the Russian capital would be extended until May 31 as new coronavirus cases surged.

RUSSIA PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Thursday that lockdown measures in the Russian capital would be extended until May 31 as new coronavirus cases surged.

"The self-isolation regime of citizens will be extended until May 31," Sobyanin said on his website. "It's still too early to open restaurants, theatres, and sport facilities."

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia amount to 177,160 with 1,625 registered deaths according to worldometer website.

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