June 10, 2021

‘The situation remains difficult. We’re seeing a surge in infections day after day’: Russia reopens Covid hospitals

Moscow: Russia on Wednesday reported a spike in coronavirus infections and announced special hospitals would reopen to treat an influx of patients as officials struggle to encourage Russians to get vaccinated.The announcements marked a shift in tone for Russia, whose leader Vladimir Putin has repeatedly insisted his country had handled the pandemic better than most and has boasted of the fact that it registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine -- which he claims is also better than all the...