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Coronavirus deaths rising fast in Russia amid sluggish vaccination drive

Russia on Friday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll for a second day running, even as the country’s outbreak epicentre Moscow lifted some restrictions.A government tally showed 815 Covid-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 22,277 new cases.Russia, the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of cases, has since mid-June been hit by a new wave of infections driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.The new figures bring Russia’s total fatalities from Covid-19 to…

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