Russia's COVID-19 cases grow to over 470 000
Russia reopens borders for its nationals to work, study and get treatment abroad
/NOVOSTIVL/ Russia has confirmed 8985 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 476 658, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Monday.
The death toll rose by 112 to 5971, while 230 688 people have recovered, including 3,957 over the last 24 hours, said the statement.
Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 2001 newly confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 197 018.
As of Sunday, 320180 people were under medical observation, while over 13 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide, Russia's consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said in a statement Monday.
Russians needing to work, study or care for relatives abroad are to be allowed to resume international travel for the first time since late March, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Monday, announcing some coronavirus restrictions would be eased.
People requiring medical care abroad will also be eligible to travel, Mishustin said, adding that foreign citizens needing treatment in Russia, or those with close relatives or guardians needing care could enter the country.