Restricted In Russia: As COVID-19 Surges, Protective Measures Are Reimposed.

A host city for the Euro 2020 soccer tournament, St. Petersburg, has introduced new anti-COVID-19 restrictions as daily case loads in Russia reach their highest levels since February. The move follows a decision by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to declare a weeklong public holiday to stem the surge and a raffle to boost low take-up rates on vaccines.

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