News of the Day: 13 June 2021

RFE/RL: Russia reported another sharp rise in fresh COVID-19 cases on June 13, a day after the mayor of Moscow told residents of the Russian capital to say home from work next week to curb the spread of the virus. Russia reported 14,723 new COVID-19 cases, including 7,704 in Moscow, the largest one-day national caseload since February 13. The number of new infections in Moscow was the most reported in one day since December 24. The coronavirus task force said that 357 people had died of coronavirus-related causes nationwide, taking the death toll to 126,430.

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