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Russia recommends people stay at home this weekend due to coronavirus - RIA

MOSCOW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Russia’s Health Ministry issued a recommendation on Thursday that Russians stay at home this weekend because of a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases, the RIA news agency reported.

Russia reported 11,493 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, just short of the most confirmed in a single day during the pandemic, pushing the overall total to 1,260,112. (Reporting by Polina Ivanova; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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