Russian Federation confirmed on Monday a slightly lower number of coronavirus cases, while deaths increased.
Despite the sharp rise in cases, Russia's official fatality rate has remained low in comparison to countries including Italy, Spain and the United States.
Russia's nationwide death toll rose to 1,280 on Sunday after 58 people died in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said on its website.
Russian Federation is now the European country registering the newest infections as the number surged past 100,000 on Thursday.
People there who have not obtained a special permit for free movement are only able to leave their homes to shop, walk their dogs, and dispose of rubbish.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin urged residents on Saturday to continue to strictly self-isolate over the long holidays.
Earlier this week Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev tested positive for the coronavirus and were hospitalised.
First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov is now serving as acting prime minister in his absence. The greater Moscow Region has more than 14,100 confirmed cases, followed by Russia's second-largest city, Saint Petersburg, with over 5,000.
"The threat is apparently on the rise", Sobyanin said in his blog, adding that 2 percent of the Moscowvite population - or more than 250 000 people - is believed to have contracted the virus.
According to official statistics, 12.68 million people were living in the Russian capital in January.
As the pandemic has engulfed Russia, Putin ordered the postponement of a huge Red Square military parade on May 9 marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory over the Nazis.
He has also postponed an April vote on constitutional reforms that could allow the 67-year-old Kremlin chief to potentially stay in power until 2036.
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