Moscow extends coronavirus restrictions until June 29

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the centre of Moscow in the dusk, shot from an airplane flying over the city, Russia June 2, 2021. Picture taken June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's capital will extend COVID-19 restrictions imposed this week until June 29, mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Friday, after a fresh spike in daily cases.

The measures include bans on mass public events and closing cafes and restaurants at night, he said on his blog. Sobyanin said this week Moscow was facing a new, more aggressive and infectious, coronavirus variant.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Alison Williams)

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