Staunton, Sept. 13 – The intensification of the pandemic in many parts of the Russian Federation is forcing schools to shift back to distance learning. In Yekaterinburg alone, 88 school classes have made that shift. But Moscow is still holding the line on such a shift at the university level (regnum.ru/news/3368515.htmlregnum.ru/news/3368516.html).
Today, Russian officials said they had recorded 18,178 new cases of infection and 719 new deaths from the pandemic over the last 24 hours as the pandemic continued to flow more than ebb across the Russian Federation outside of the capitals (t.me/stopcoronavirusrussia/5848and regnum.ru/news/society/3361504.html).
Two other indications of the intensification of the pandemic in Russia: In the Jewish AD, officials have put medical students to work in hospitals overloaded with coronavirus patients because there aren’t enough doctors, and Vladimir Putin said he may have to go into quarantine because some of his coworkers have become infected (regnum.ru/news/3368360.html and regnum.ru/news/3368826.html).
And Russian government officials announced that they have budgeted to test as many as 18 million Russians for the coronavirus in 2022 and hospitalize something more than 1.6 million of those who test positive (kommersant.ru/doc/4985245).