Russia enters nationwide high-alert status amid COVID-19 pandemic
Every regional government in the Russian federation has approved an order instituting a high-alert status due to the continuing spread of coronavirus infections, TASS reported. As a result, all schools and higher education institutions in Russia’s 83 federal subjects as well as Sevastopol and Crimea will be shifted to remote learning, and all public or athletic events have been cancelled.
The majority of Russia’s regions had already issued an alert by the end of March 18. On March 19, they were joined by the regions located in the Central and North Caucasian Federal Districts.