The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia could afford to be more flexible in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic than earlier this year when it imposed a lockdown.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had more room for maneuver this time round because of better available treatment methods, more hospital beds, and a tried and tested system in place to tackle the virus.
Russia, which has no lockdown currently, recorded a new record increase in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, new cases remained close to that level.
Last Update: Monday, 12 October 2020 KSA 17:38 – GMT 14:38