Coronavirus cases in Russia surge past 100,000

A communal worker who disinfects residential buildings crosses a street in Moscow on April 29, 2020 during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the COVID-19 infection caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

MOSCOW (AFP) – Coronavirus cases in Russia surged past 100,000 yesterday, the government said, with an increase of 7,099 confirmed infections in the last 24 hours. Russia has so far recorded 106,498 cases and 1,073 deaths from the virus, the government’s coronavirus information site said in a daily update. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin