The Kremlin said on Thursday that the coronavirus situation in Russia was alarming, but that it was nonetheless still under control.
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Russia reported 19,404 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, close to a record high that included 5,255 infections in Moscow and took the national tally to 1,712,858.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was impossible to give accurate forecasts on the situation.
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