The number of daily infections has been rising since January. But the highly contagious mutant Omicron has not resulted in a significant increase in deaths, and the Kremlin has for some time been ignoring concerns about the risks of new shutdowns..
According to the latest decision from the Consumer Health Watchdog, as of Sunday, no one will need to self-isolate if they come into contact with people infected with Covid-19..
The government team in charge of combating the pandemic in the capital said that schools and nurseries in Moscow may end the isolation requirements for students within days.
And earlier, the authorities announced the registration of the highest number of daily infections with Covid-19 disease, with the continued spread of Omicron.
Russia recorded 177,282 injuries on Saturday, compared to 168,201 Friday.
The government team announced that 714 deaths had been recorded in the past 24 hours.