Coronavirus: Russia Reports First Death

Coronavirus -Russia Reports First Death

Russia on Thursday reported its first death from complications associated with the new coronavirus, a 79-year-old woman who succumbed while being treated at a hospital in Moscow.

According to the Moscow City Administration, the woman, who had been isolated from other patients, died as a result of pneumonia amid severe concomitant pathologies.

The woman had already been suffering from a range of medical disorders including diabetes, hardening of the arteries and hypertension.

However, people close to the woman had been monitored and had not displayed serious symptoms.

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Russia has reported more than 140 cases of the new coronavirus on its territory.

Russia had effectively closed its borders to non-diplomat foreigners without a residency permit to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, schoolchildren throughout the country had been told to stay home and many cities restricted public events.

 

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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