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Russia’s Euro 2020 Covid dilemma

Authorities in Russia have begun sounding the alarm about a new wave of coronavirus now sweeping the country, causing a record number of deaths in recent days.

Some regions have begun introducing restrictions – including Moscow, where many workers are being obliged to get vaccinated and restaurants will soon only be open to people who can prove they are Covid-free.

Meanwhile St Petersburg is hosting football fans for Euro 2020 and reluctant to bring in any tough measures, even as the city’s hospitals are filling up with Covid patients.

Correspondent: Sarah Rainsford

Camera: Matthew Goddard

Producer: Liza Shuvalova

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