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Russia inroduced fines for smoking in public · 2014-12-11 11:35

The stiffer penalties for smoking in public are introduced in Russia as the government continues its battle to improve health standards in the country.

The law sets fines of up to 3,000 rubles ($94) for smoking in public places designated as no smoking areas. The steepest fines are reserved for offenders smoking in playgrounds.

Under the new rules fines for vendors selling goods containing tobacco to minors have also been increased.

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6.4.2020 10:4 Moscow to Soon Start Testing Foreign Express COVID-19 Diagnostics Systems - Deputy Mayor

MOSCOW  (Sputnik) - Foreign express coronavirus diagnostics systems may be soon registered in Russia and tested in Moscow, Deputy Moscow Mayor Anastasia Rakova told Russia-24 broadcaster on Monday.

6.4.2020 7:45 Russian Company Registers 40-Minute Express Test for COVID-19

Numerous countries continue to research ways to introduce precise tests for the COVD-19 infection, as the pandemic has already claimed almost 70,000 lives. At present, over 1,270,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease worldwide.

6.4.2020 7:13 RDIF Says Portfolio Firm EMG Gets Orders for 2 Mln COVID-19 Test Systems From 40 Companies

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)'s portfolio company, EMG, has secured orders for 2 million Russian-Japanese COVID-19 diagnostics systems from 40 Russian companies, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev has said in an interview with the CNBC broadcaster.

6.4.2020 2:33 Russian Figure Skater Medvedeva Accepts Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Living Room Cup Challenge' on Instagram

As citizens all over the world have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the famous football star has also isolated himself at his home and invited his fans to join him in physical exercise to stay fit during the coronavirus quarantine.

5.4.2020 12:11 Putin to Cut Down Personal Contacts, Work Remotely for at Least Another Week – Kremlin

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue working remotely for at least another week, especially in light of the recent infection of a Moscow coronavirus hospital chief with COVID-19, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

5.4.2020 12:10 Watch Hospital for Infectious Diseases Under Construction Catch Fire in Moscow

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, governments have been taking emergency measures to stop the spread of the infection. According to the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases globally has exceeded one million with over 58,000 deaths.

5.4.2020 11:25 Russia to Create System to Identify Citizens Who Return From Abroad to Curb Spread of COVID-19

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia has grown to 5,389 after 658 new cases were registered over the past day, the COVID-19 response centre said in a statement on Sunday.

5.4.2020 10:33 Russia Confirms 658 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 5,389

The country previously went had a paid week off, as Russian President Vladimir Putin urged people to stay at home to curb the coronavirus pandemic, also introducing travel bans and boosting the healthcare system.

5.4.2020 5:18 Moscow is at Greater Risk of Coronavirus, Hence Tough Measures Taken to Curb the Spread - Mayor

At the moment, Russia has reported at least 4,731 coronavirus cases, with the majority of them (over 3,300) registered in Moscow. In order to curb the infection, President Vladimir Putin earlier announced a paid week off from March 28 to April 5, urging people to stay at home.

5.4.2020 1:2 Russian Private Arms Factory Asks for Gov't Support Amid COVID-19 Epidemic

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian private arms company ORSIS, which is suffering serious losses due to the coronavirus outbreak, has requested the Moscow Mayor's Office and the Russian government to waive taxes and provide soft loans for the period of self-isolation, Vladimir Zlobin, the company's general director, said.

4.4.2020 22:29 Russian Embassy Says Surprised by Austrian Foreign Minister’s COVID-19 ‘Disinformation’ Claims

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Vienna was surprised by a statement made by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg claiming that Russia, its allies and China spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

4.4.2020 18:0 Senior Russian Doctor Comments on Likelihood of COVID-19 ‘Italian Scenario’ in Russia

Russia sent over 100 medical experts and 15 planeloads of equipment to Italy last month to help it in its battle against the new coronavirus, with the Mediterranean nation remaining in the top tier in total infections and fatalities.

4.4.2020 17:20 Call Me Maybe? Isolating Russian Ex-Tennis Star Sharapova Reveals Phone Number, Invites Fans to Chat

In February, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova announced that she would be leaving tennis “to compete on a different type of terrain”. Since then, she has been staying in self-isolation in one of her homes in the United States where she appears to be somewhat bored.

4.4.2020 14:28 Quarter of Patients In Russia Infected With COVID-19 Don’t Have Symptoms

The day before, Moscow's COVID-19 response centre said that people younger than 45 account for nearly 50 percent of the new coronavirus patients registered in the Russian capital, with the infection confirmed in 17 more children.

4.4.2020 14:17 Will COVID-19 Pandemic Trigger US to Roll Back Policy of Sanctions?

At the end of March Russia put forward a draft declaration in the UN aimed at countering the spread of COVID-19, urging that countries set aside trade wars and sanctions adopted without a UN Security Council mandate to deal with the worldwide pandemic.

4.4.2020 14:1 Russia to Schedule Repatriation of Nationals Stranded Abroad on Monday

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian government has taken a two-day pause to clear up the situation with nationals stranded abroad due to COVID-19 limitations on air traffic and will come back with a schedule of repatriation on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

4.4.2020 13:48 Russia Will Produce 500 Coronavirus Ventilators in April, 2,500 and 3,000 in Subsequent Months

According to Russia's Health Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country currently stands at 4,731, with 43 deaths.

4.4.2020 13:32 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Says 2,854 of Total COVID-19 Cases Local, 808 Imported

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The majority of COVID-19 cases reported in Russia, 2,854 since the start of the outbreak, have been transferred locally by contact and 808 cases of the disease have been imported to the country, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Saturday.

4.4.2020 11:10 Moscow to Introduce System For Self-Isolation Control in Case of Quarantine Violations

The day before, Moscow's authorities stated that they had launched a system for monitoring patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

4.4.2020 11:6 First Video From The Scene: Apartment Building Partially Collapses After Explosion in Moscow Region

Authorities say the building was rocked by a gas explosion on the third floor.

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