. With record-high deaths, Moscow and other parts of Russia enter a partial lockdown « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/Russia’s capital entered a 10-day partial lockdown on Thursday — as the rest of Russia braced for a series of COVID-19 restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of a virus that has set, and continuously reset, records over the past month for daily fatalities and infections. On Thursday, the government’s coronavirus task force reported the latest grim milestone — a record-high 40,096 infections and 1,159 deaths in the past 24 hours alone. The Kremlin openly blames the unprecedented surge on Russians’ continued reluctance to vaccinate.

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