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Russian coronavirus cases exceed 390,000

Published : 30 May 2020, 13:50

  DF-Xinhua Report

Utility service vehicles disinfect a street in central Moscow, Russia, on May 28, 2020. Photo Xinhua.

Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, confirmed 2,367 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 178,196.

As of Friday, about 307,000 people were under medical observation, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement Saturday.

More than 10.3 million lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree allocating 10.9 billion rubles to subsidize the country's airports as the pandemic has greatly reduced passenger traffic, the government said Saturday.

Russian gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 12 percent year-on-year in April due to coronavirus-related restrictions, official data showed earlier this week.