163 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Russia
163 new cases of COVID – 19 have been confirmed in Russia. The total number people in Russia diagnosed with coronavirus is 658.
The new cases have been found in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Voronezh, Sverdlovsk, Bashkiria, Lipetsk, Oryol, Kaluga, Volgograd, Samara, Chechnia and Tatarstan.
It has been announced the majority of clubs and bars will be closed this week in many Russian regions.
Meanwhile two senior lawmakers including Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, proposed legislation to make flouting anti-virus quarantine measures punishable with jail time.
The bill would provide for up to seven years’ jail for actions that led to the death of two or more people, or up to three years for causing mass infection, the RIA news agency reported.
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