May 7, 2020 / 9:59 AM / in 21 days

Mayor says Moscow's real coronavirus case tally is more than triple the official - TASS

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past an entrance to a metro station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central Moscow, Russia May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said on Thursday that the real number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital was actually around 300,000, a figure that is more than three times higher than the official total, the TASS news agency reported.

Authorities have reported 92,676 cases of the novel coronavirus in Moscow. The nationwide case tally as of Thursday was 177,160.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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