Russia adds record 10,000 coronavirus cases in dramatic turnaround as Putin’s problems stack up

Russia has the seventh highest number of coronavirus cases in the world

Date of Publication: May 3, 2020

Source: CNN

Russia reported its fourth record single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, with a total of 10,633 new cases announced on Sunday. The country’s total is now approaching 135,000 cases, with Moscow accounting for over half of these. The Russian Defense Ministry has reported outbreaks of cases across the country’s military academies. Anger among healthcare workers is rising, after two dozen hospitals were shut down for quarantines and many workers fell sick due to lack of proper PPE. In response to rising numbers, Russia has extended its isolation period past May 11.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland