Russia on Wednesday reported a new single-day record of 19,768 coronavirus cases and 389 deaths.

According to the country’s emergency task force, the total number of cases in the country has reached 1.69 million, while the death toll rose to 29,217.

Meanwhile, recoveries rose by 15,567 to reach 1.26 million over the last 24 hours.

Russia on Oct. 28 introduced new measures to contain COVID-19 infections, making mandatory the use of face masks in public areas, public transport and elevators. Cafes, bars and restaurants must close from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time (2000-0300GMT) across the country, except in the capital Moscow.

*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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