Russia reports record daily COVID-19 cases

Russia registered 21,983 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, a record daily increase, as the pandemic worsens in the cold season, the country's COVID-19 response center said Friday.

A woman wearing a mask takes pictures of the museum of open-air installations on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The national tally of cases has grown to 1,880,551, including 32,443 deaths and 1,406,903 recoveries, the center said in a statement.

Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 5,974 new cases over the past day, bringing the city's total to 497,516.

The Russian capital has imposed a night-time curfew on food and entertainment facilities, and ordered university students to switch to distance learning. Large-scale public gatherings for cultural and entertainment events have also been banned.