Kremlin says no plans to introduce lockdown

14:37, 11 December 2020
 Kremlin says no plans to introduce lockdown Photo: Sergey Bulkin/

Russia has reported an increased mortality rate amid the coronavirus spread, but this trend is observed globally. The government still has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in the country, Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Over the past day, Russian healthcare workers identified 28,585 new cases of coronavirus infection. The figure raises the total COVID-19 tally to 2,597,711 people nationwide.

Moreover, the country posted 613 deaths, a record number among patients diagnosed with the coronavirus-related disease. Some 43,893 Russians have succumbed to the deadly pathogen since the pandemic.

Peskov said Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova had already provided all explanations about the death rate. He stressed that the death toll from the novel coronavirus had really increased. 

It is a global trend. Deputy Prime Minister Golikova provided all other explanations. I repeat once again that there are still no plans to introduce lockdown, TASS quotes Peskov. reported earlier that there was no need to introduce lockdown and restrict movement among Russian regions, but the governors could set restrictions depending on the situation with the coronavirus on the ground, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.