Russia’s coronaviral pandemic has left more than 2.5 million people without access to basic health services, with many others unable to drink water or access basic medicine.
The country’s leaders have also declared a state of emergency and imposed curfews.
Russia has one of the world’s highest rates of the virus and its health system is often severely underfunded.
A study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal in November found that one in four Russians was living with the virus.
Here are some key takeaways: 1.
Nearly two million Russians have been infected 1.2 million people have died – but only about 500,000 have tested positive 2.3 million have received at least one dose of a new coronavivirus vaccine – which is far below the level recommended for use by the World Health Organisation 3.
More than one million Russians are thought to have died of the disease as a result of its spread in the country – almost a third of the total 4.
Russia is a country of about 7.2m people.
Nearly half of the country’s population lives in the city of Krasnoyarsk, which has been hit hardest by the coron, according to the Russian government.
It is estimated that half of all people living in Russia are infected.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he wants to prevent the country from “going down the path of Europe” with the coronovirus.
A number of key government figures have publicly called for an emergency state of the nation meeting.
Russian health officials say more than 100,000 people have tested negative for the coronvirus.
The number of infections has been declining steadily in recent weeks, but has risen sharply this week.
Russia’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease says the number of new cases of the coronavevirus has dropped to 5,719, with about 5,000 deaths.
Russia announced a nationwide ban on alcohol and tobacco sales on Monday.