Russia has reported over 2,550 new corona cases. This is the most significant number of new infections reported in 24 hours by the Russian authorities.
Since the outbreak began, nearly 150 patients with the virus have died in Russia, according to official figures. More than 18,000 people are infected.
President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with top officials that the situation in his country is getting worse. According to him, the Ministry of Defense can play a role in combating the outbreak.
The number of deaths and detected infections in Russia is currently lower than in many Western countries. Some 22,000 deaths and more than half a million infections have been reported in the US.
Experts warn that official figures do not provide a complete picture, because not everyone is tested with the virus. More than 1.8 million infections have been reported worldwide.