A Russian Communist Party supporter wearing a protective mask attends an annual wreath-laying ceremony in a deserted Red Square amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
A Russian Communist Party supporter wearing a protective mask attends an annual wreath-laying ceremony in a deserted Red Square amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP

With coronavirus untamed, Russia suffers deadliest September since World War II

  • There were 44,265 deaths associated with the coronavirus last month, bringing the pandemic’s total to nearly half a million
  • The situation is poised to get worse after record numbers of cases in recent weeks, leading President Vladimir Putin to declare days off nationwide

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Russian Communist Party supporter wearing a protective mask attends an annual wreath-laying ceremony in a deserted Red Square amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
A Russian Communist Party supporter wearing a protective mask attends an annual wreath-laying ceremony in a deserted Red Square amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Moscow on Friday. Photo: AFP
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