Putin To Address Russians As Country Sets New Daily COVID-19 Record

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the nation about the coronavirus as a new record of daily confirmed infections was set and number of deaths surpassed 2,000.

Putin will speak about the deadly pandemic and measures to support the Russian economy, the Kremlin said in a statement.

According to the official coronavirus data website set up by the Russian government, 11,656 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, with the total now at 221,344.

Russian officials say the number of cases is down to rigorous testing, with 5.6 million tests completed to date and almost half of people with coronavirus showing no symptoms.

Meanwhile, Russia’s neighbours Ukraine and Georgia have began to relax restrictions while Kazakhstan lifted its state of emergency.

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