© Reuters. People queue before undergoing medical tests for coronavirus disease at a laboratory in Moscow
By Tom Balmforth and Alexander Marrow
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin’s administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.
The official tally of confirmed cases jumped by a record daily amount for the third day in a row, bringing Russia’s total to 1,036. Four people have died of the coronavirus.
The Kremlin said it was taking measures to stop the virus spreading further after a staff member in the presidential administration contracted the virus. It said the person had not come into contact with Putin, but declined to identify them.
Putin has declared next week a non-working week, and Moscow, the vast country’s worst-affected area, will this weekend close all cafes,…