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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 16

There have been 545,458 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 7,284 deaths.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of June 16.MT

June 16: 3 things you need to know today

  • Russia’s second-largest city St. Petersburg had the highest coronavirus mortality rate among all Russian cities in the month of April, according to a new analysis of official data.
  • Three more Russian cities, Penza, Chelyabinsk and Yakutsk, have canceled plans to hold Victory Day parades on June 24 due to the coronavirus, the Kommersant business daily reported. At least 10 other cities had canceledor postponed the parade last week.
  • Russia confirmed 8,248 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 545,458.

June 15

— Russia confirmed 8,246 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 537,210.

— Russian officials have urged hotels to ban unmarried couples from checking in as a way to preventing the spread of coronavirus.

— President Vladimir Putin has extended the period in which foreign nationals whose Russian visas expired after March 15 can stay in the country. Foreigners already in Russia will now have their visas automatically extended through Sept. 15.

— French President Emmanuel Macron didn’t receive an invitation to Russia’s rescheduled Victory Day parade on June 24 and will not attend as a result, a representative of the Elysee Palace told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency. He was one of the world leaders expected to attend the landmark May 9 military parade on Red Square before it was postponed due to the coronavirus

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June 14

— Russia confirmed 8,835 new coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 528,964.

June 13

— Russia confirmed 8,836 new coronavirus infections Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 528,964.

— Russia more than doubled its official coronavirus death toll for April to 2,712 after changing how it classifies fatalities.

June 12

— President Vladimir Putin on Friday made his first public appearance after weeks of coronavirus lockdown, saying at a ceremony to mark the Russia Day public holiday that an “absolute majority” of Russians back his controversial plan to change the Constitution.

— Russian officials handing over a ballistic missile submarine to the Northern Fleet on Friday did not wear masks or practice social distancing, despite the ceremony taking place in the city with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the northern Arkhangelsk region.

— The Moscow Times.