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Russia discusses withdrawing lockdown measures as Coronavirus cases rise and other stories

COVID-19 outbreak cases per capita in Russia. Image: Gajmar. CC BY-SA 4.0

Russia discuses how to safely ease lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases substantial increase

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President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on Wednesday to discuss how the lockdown could be gradually withdrawn from lockdown.

For the last four days Russia has recorded over 10,000 cases bringing the total infections to 165,929 and 1,537 deaths. Russia has become the sixth highest total number of COVID-19 cases.

President Putin has made it clear that he does not wish to rush the process of easing lockdown in concern of endangering citizens.

He says: ‘The price of even the smallest mistake is the safety, lives and health of our people.’

Russia recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, surpassing Germany to become the country with the sixth-highest number of confirmed infectionshttps://t.co/10RJMrnY4r

— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 6, 2020

Nigeria have extended their flight ban for a further month

As of Friday the flight ban is now extended for an extra four weeks.

The initial ban came about in March in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, told the press that the government came to this decision ‘based on the advice of experts.’

Mexico has now recieved 211 ventilators from the US

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After an informal agreement between the two countries in April, the ventilator machines have been purchased from a US firm.

These ventilators come at a much needed time as reports show that people have been turned away from hospitals due to lack of equipment.

French Brewers to dump 10 million litres of beer

France will discard four Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of beer due to expiry dates on certain types.

The beer being discarded of is mostly craft beer.

The Brasseurs of France say craft beer is unpasteurised and is quicker to spoil.

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