Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Sunday stated that the coronavirus has entered a new phase in the Russian capital as the number of those infected has exceeded 1,000.
Earlier in the day, media outlets reported that public places in Moscow will be disinfected to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A self-isolation regime in Moscow started on 28 March as nearly 15,000 food services and more than 40,000 shops were closed. The number of people travelling on the metro decreased by three-fold and those on above-ground transport two-fold.
The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Russia has increased by 270 people over the past 24 hours and currently stands at 1,534.