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Russian health workers' coronavirus compensation proves hard to get for some

11 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Yelena Nikonorova, a nurse in the Russian town of Belebey, took a new job on a hospital ward on April 1. Two days later, she went on sick leave. A month later, she was dead after contracting the coronavirus, her death certificate shows.

Russian prosecutors intervene after some virus bonuses to medics go awry

18 May 2020

MOSCOW Prosecutors in Russia said on Monday that they had intervened to force hospitals to pay out coronavirus bonus payments promised by President Vladimir Putin to medics, after some staff said they had not received them.

Russian prosecutors intervene after some virus bonuses to medics go awry

18 May 2020

MOSCOW, May 18 Prosecutors in Russia said on Monday that they had intervened to force hospitals to pay out coronavirus bonus payments promised by President Vladimir Putin to medics, after some staff said they had not received them.

Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

15 May 2020

MOSCOW Russia's coronavirus case tally rose above 260,000 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests.

RPT-INSIGHT-Russia's ventilators: plentiful, but often old and sometimes broken

05 May 2020

* Despite scarcity, three foreign machines bought by Kremlin unit

Russia's ventilators: plentiful, but often old and sometimes broken

04 May 2020

MOSCOW As new cases of the coronavirus accelerate in Russia, by one measure it is relatively well placed to cope with the pandemic.

Russia's coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 after record daily rise

30 Apr 2020

MOSCOW Russia's nationwide tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surged past the 100,000 mark on Thursday after a record daily rise in new infections, days after President Vladimir Putin warned the peak of the outbreak was yet to come.

Muscovites flee coronavirus shutdown, bringing trouble to Russia's regions

09 Apr 2020

MOSCOW On Wednesday, March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that, because of the spread of the new coronavirus, the following week would be a non-working week in Moscow, and the city's residents should stay indoors.

Chechnya becomes first Russian region to impose coronavirus curfew

03 Apr 2020

MOSCOW The southern Russian region of Chechnya on Friday became the first to introduce a night curfew to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, despite having reported only a dozen confirmed cases.

Russia to use mobile phones to track people at risk of coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday gave the authorities five days to develop a system to track people who have come into contact with anyone with coronavirus by using mobile phone geolocation data.

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