The number of new cases in Russia rose by a record 6,411

The number of new cases in Russia rose by a record 6,411

Russia on Tuesday reported 6,411 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, its biggest daily increase in cases so far, the country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said.

Russia’s total coronavirus cases rose to 93,558. The number of deaths rose by 72, also a daily record, taking the total number of fatalities to 867.

President Vladimir Putin extended coronavirus lockdown measures for another two weeks on Tuesday. He extended the lockdown through May 11.

He ordered his government to prepare guidelines for the gradual easing of curbs from May 12, and to deliver a fresh emergency economic support plan.

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