Grave diggers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin while burying a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim in the special purpose section of a graveyard on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia on 5 May 2020.
Grave diggers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin while burying a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim in the special purpose section of a graveyard on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, Russia on 5 May 2020.Reuters

Russia on Thursday reported 9,974 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, its lowest daily rise since 2 May, bringing its nationwide tally to 252,245.

Russia's coronavirus response centre said 93 people died overnight, bringing the official death toll to 2,305.

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