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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Moscow Orders Mandatory Covid Vaccinations as Hospitals Strain” – below is their description.
Moscow ordered service-sector and municipal workers to get vaccinated amid a spike in Covid-19 hospitalizations, as the Kremlin denied any reversal in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s opposition to compulsory inoculation.
The vaccination drive will cover more than 2 million people, Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said Wednesday, the state-run RIA Novosti news service reported. That’s 60% of workers at consumer-facing businesses and city employees, including health professionals and teachers, who must receive a dose of one of Russia’s domestically-developed vaccines by July 15, according to an order from Moscow’s public-health office published Wednesday.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Russian capital has soared this month as the highly-contagious delta variant first identified in India spreads, with daily infections nearing December highs.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
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In This Story: India
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
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In This Story: Moscow
Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.