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9/23, 12:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Kremlin 'not discussing' option of another lockdown

Kremlin is not discussing the possibility of introducing another lockdown in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, its spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated on Thursday.

"Of course, the government task force keeps a close watch on the situation. Above all, the heads of regions carry out thorough monitoring," he said. "But as far as I know, even though statistics are on the rise, no decisions [on implementing a lockdown] have been made anywhere."

His remarks come the day Russia equaled its record in deaths from coronavirus registered daily of 820.

Breaking the News / JR