Moscow mayor announces 'non-working' week to curb spread of Covid-19
June 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin has asked residents in the Russian capital to stay home in the coming week, declaring it a "non-working" week, to try and curb the spread of Covid-19.
Moscow, Russia (CNN)The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin has asked residents in the Russian capital to stay home in the coming week, declaring it a "non-working" week, to try and curb the spread of Covid-19.
The lockdown comes ahead of US President Joe Biden's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next Wednesday in Geneva.
Putin's comments on the US-Russia relationship echo those of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who told CNN's Matthew Chance in an exclusive interview on Friday that Putin is not going to Geneva just to appear on the same platform as Biden but because "the poor state of relations" between the US and Russia demands a summit.
In an interview with CNN's Clarissa Ward, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he "wholly approves" of Biden bringing "tough messages" to the bilateral meeting on Wednesday.
Asked whether he agrees with Biden's "famous" assessment of Putin being a killer, Johnson said he "certainly" thinks "President Putin has done things that are unconscionable. "