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No plans for new coronavirus lockdown measures, says Kremlin


MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was not planning any new lockdown measures to contain the novel coronavirus, even as deaths in Russia from COVID-19 hit a record daily high of 317.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia's health system is now better equipped than earlier in the pandemic to cope with the rise in cases.

Russia reported another 15,700 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Dmitry Antonov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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