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COVID-19: Russia’s daily deaths pass 1,000 for the first time

Russia has reported over 1,000 deaths of people in a single day who were diagnosed with Covid-19 for the first time since the pandemic began.

The figure has been climbing all week, with the Russian Government blaming the rise due to the Russian people not getting vaccinated.

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Approximately one third of the Russian population has come forward for the vaccine due to widespread mistrust in it.

The Government has avoided bringing in new restrictions as it says it must keep the economy working.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “In a situation where infections are growing, it is necessary to continue to explain to people that they must get vaccinated.”

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“It is really irresponsible not to get vaccinated. It kills,” he said.

The Government continues to insist the health system will not get overrun and can cope with the rising numbers.

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