Monday: first day
I wake up with a swirling snowstorm and a tough new coronavirus lock. Russia sealed its borders indefinitely at midnight.
The 12.5 million residents of Moscow are only allowed to leave their homes for medical emergencies, to buy essential items, take out trash or walk pets within 100 meters of their home. Jogging and all other forms of outdoor exercise are prohibited. Russia has 1,836 confirmed cases of coronavirus and nine deaths. Most Russians don’t trust official figures, says independent opinion poll
After weeks of confirmation by the Kremlin that the situation was under control, the foreclosure represents a dramatic escalation. In late March, President Putin announced a “week of rest,” but did not order people