The number of daily new infections in Russia hitting new records every week this month.
Gulf Today Report
Russia has reported record 19,768 new coronavirus infections and 389 new fatalities, both the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, with that 29,217 people have been killed by Covid-19 in the country.
Russia has listed a total of 1,693,454 cases of infection.
Russian authorities have so far shunned imposing a second lockdown or shutting down businesses nationwide, insisting that the health care system is able to cope with the surge as the number of daily new infections in Russia hitting new records every week this month.
India records 46,253 new coronavirus cases
UAE announces 1,161 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths
According to the media reports on Wednesday, more than 47.25 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,209,590 have died.
With 231,606 deaths and over 9,332,208 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil and Russia.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Putin spoke in favour of a regionalised approach with targeted measures in the most affected cities and region.
Other countries, including France and England, tried to implement this strategy before abandoning it in favour of national lockdowns due to the exponential growth of virus cases.
Russian consumer safety regulator Rospotrebnadzor has reinforced protective measures such as mandatory mask-wearing in busy areas such as public transport and elevators.It has also recommended that public events at night be banned and restaurants and bars closed, but very few regions have followed the advice.
The United States now advises against travelling to India, even for those fully vaccinated, while Britain has added India to its "red list". Hong Kong and New Zealand have banned flights.
Russia reported 7,933 new cases on Friday, raising its total to 114,431. The true number is believed to be higher because not everyone is tested and Russian tests are reported to be only 70 per cent to 80 per cent accurate.
The mortality rate has slowed in recent days however, and remains much lower, in relative terms, than many other countries. The nationwide death toll rose to 1,280 after 58 people died in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said.
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Mariam Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the Arab League, represented the UAE during the signing ceremony.
They prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessings of security and stability, and to revisit the fasting month with more goodness, progress, and prosperity for the UAE and its people.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, I was briefed, accompanied by my brother, the President of the State, may God preserve him, on the ongoing preparations in the country to host the COP28 Conference of the Parties, in which 70,000 people from 198 countries are expected to participate. Our national team is ready. Protect the planet.”