Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Russia admits to world’s third-worst death toll, saying fatalities are three times higher than reported

  • For months, Putin has boasted about his country’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it had done a better job than Western nations
  • Between January and November, total deaths from all causes rose by 229,700 compared to previous year, with more than 80 per cent of that due to the coronavirus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
Policemen wearing face masks walk on snow-covered Red Square in downtown Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
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