Putin says virus crisis easing as new cases fall below 10,000

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the coronavirus crisis was easing in Russia as the number of new daily cases fell below 10,000 for the first time in nearly two weeks.Health officials said they had registered 9,974 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing Russia’s tally to 252,245, the second-highest in the world after the United States, with a total of 2,305 deaths.But the number of new cases has been dropping and Thursday’s tally was the first below 10,000 since May 2.”Over the past weeks, all our efforts have been aimed first and foremost at pushing back against…

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