Earlier, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said that following an explosion of a gas cylinder in a residential building in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Region, two people had been hospitalized, while three more were released from medical care.
The Kremlin previously reported that Putin would continue working remotely for at least another week, especially in light of the recent infection of a Moscow coronavirus hospital chief with COVID-19 who he met on 24 March while visiting the facility.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refuted on Tuesday claims that Russia became the host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to bribing, adding that the bid was completely legitimate and resulted in "the best world cup in history."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Employees of a technological laboratory at Moscow State University (MSU) have launched calculations on the Lomonosov supercomputer to search for a drug that can cure the coronavirus, the university’s press office said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Washington's aggressive plans to claim the right to exploit space resources hinder global cooperation, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Deputy CEO for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev said on Tuesday.
In a move to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin earlier imposed tough restrictions on movement, prohibiting residents from leaving their homes except in cases of emergency, to seek medical help, or to do essential shopping.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY (Sputnik) - Anti-malaria drugs have demonstrated effectiveness in the coronavirus treatment, but they are not lifesavers Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Foreign express coronavirus diagnostics systems may be soon registered in Russia and tested in Moscow, Deputy Moscow Mayor Anastasia Rakova told Russia-24 broadcaster on Monday.
Numerous countries continue to research ways to introduce precise tests for the COVD-19 infection, as the pandemic has already claimed almost 70,000 lives. At present, over 1,270,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease worldwide.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)'s portfolio company, EMG, has secured orders for 2 million Russian-Japanese COVID-19 diagnostics systems from 40 Russian companies, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev has said in an interview with the CNBC broadcaster.
As citizens all over the world have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the famous football star has also isolated himself at his home and invited his fans to join him in physical exercise to stay fit during the coronavirus quarantine.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue working remotely for at least another week, especially in light of the recent infection of a Moscow coronavirus hospital chief with COVID-19, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, governments have been taking emergency measures to stop the spread of the infection. According to the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases globally has exceeded one million with over 58,000 deaths.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia has grown to 5,389 after 658 new cases were registered over the past day, the COVID-19 response centre said in a statement on Sunday.
The country previously went had a paid week off, as Russian President Vladimir Putin urged people to stay at home to curb the coronavirus pandemic, also introducing travel bans and boosting the healthcare system.
At the moment, Russia has reported at least 4,731 coronavirus cases, with the majority of them (over 3,300) registered in Moscow. In order to curb the infection, President Vladimir Putin earlier announced a paid week off from March 28 to April 5, urging people to stay at home.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian private arms company ORSIS, which is suffering serious losses due to the coronavirus outbreak, has requested the Moscow Mayor's Office and the Russian government to waive taxes and provide soft loans for the period of self-isolation, Vladimir Zlobin, the company's general director, said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Vienna was surprised by a statement made by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg claiming that Russia, its allies and China spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russia sent over 100 medical experts and 15 planeloads of equipment to Italy last month to help it in its battle against the new coronavirus, with the Mediterranean nation remaining in the top tier in total infections and fatalities.
In February, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova announced that she would be leaving tennis “to compete on a different type of terrain”. Since then, she has been staying in self-isolation in one of her homes in the United States where she appears to be somewhat bored.