MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. The obligatory self-isolation for all residents has been declared in 84 out of 85 Russian administrative entities as of Tuesday, with the Central Russian region of Tver being the only exception, according to regional legislative acts.
So far, the region stays on high alert, but its government has stopped short of declaring obligatory self-isolation for everyone. Earlier, Tver officials said only eight cases of the novel coronavirus infection had been registered there so far.
Last Thursday, on April 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the non-working period would be extended until April 30. He vested regional governments with the authority to choose measures to contain the infection on their territory.
As of April 6, a total of 6,343 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia. As many as 406 patients have recovered. According to data as of 10:30 Moscow time, forty-seven patients died. Two more deaths were reported from St. Petersburg and the Irkutsk region, however these data are yet to be verified by the federal anti-coronavirus crisis center. Moscow accounts for the majority of cases (4,484). The Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public informed about the coronavirus situation.