Moscow businesses reopen their doors, residents massively go shopping amid easing of lockdown

4 June 2020
2020-06-04 11:31

Moscow streets got busier as Russia partially lifted coronavirus quarantine restrictions, allowing people to go for a walk and some non-food stores to open. One of such businesses is IKEA on the outskirts of Moscow, which opened its doors for customers on Wednesday.

Cafes and restaurants are preparing for reopening, equipping halls with social distance stickers. The opening date for public catering has not yet been announced by Moscow authorities. Russia reported 8,536 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing its nationwide tally to 432,277, the third highest in the world. The death toll reached 5,215 after the authorities said they had recorded another 178 deaths from the virus in the past day.

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