The authorities in Russia recorded more than 10,000 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours.

The anti-coronavirus crisis center reported that the authorities recorded 10,102 positive cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, increasing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 155,370.

The source further added that the disease has so far killed 1,451 people across Rusiss while a total of 19,865 others have recovered.

According to Russian officials, the authorities in Moscow only recorded 5,714 positive cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the total number in the capital to 80,115.

Meanwhile, the TASS News Agency reported that President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will chair a meeting on the coronavirus situation in the country.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS earlier that the meeting’s participants would particularly discuss ways to gradually lift lockdown restrictions.

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