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79 Russian regions ban mass events

15:16, 18 November 2020
79 Russian regions ban mass events Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.ru

Mass events and nighttime operation of restaurants have been prohibited in 79 Russian regions, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said as she spoke during Vladimir Putin's session with the Cabinet members.


79 regions have banned spectacular shows and nighttime operation of restaurants from 11.00 pm until 6.00 am, she said.

According to Golikova, the ban does not cover the Tver and Belgorod regions, the Stavropol Territory, the Republic of Crimea, Chukotka, and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russia had reported a total of 1,501,083 recoveries, including 25,179 in the past 24 hours.

The number of new cases recorded in 24 hours reached 20 985, bring the overall tally close to 2 million nationwide.

Meanwhile, 34,387 Russians have succumbed to the disease, including 456 over the last day.