Covid live: Russia to close workplaces; Singapore records highest daily death toll since start of pandemic

Vladimir Isachenkov brings us this latest dispatch from Russia for Associated Press, where coronavirus deaths have surged to another daily record, and soaring infections have prompted the cabinet to suggest declaring a non-working week to stem contagion. Moscow is urging businesses to have at least a third of workers working remotely.

The government taskforce reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the...