OREANDA-NEWS. The Estonian Ministry of Justice will prepare a draft law on border crossing by Thursday, July 8. According to the Postimees media, the most stringent entry rules will be established for Russia, which is struggling with the outbreak of the «delta» variant of the coronavirus. According to the draft law being prepared, in case of deterioration of the situation, the border crossing can be suspended, the newspaper reported on Monday, July 5.

Currently, it is possible to enter Estonia from Russia upon presentation of a certificate of vaccination or a document confirming the transferred disease. Last week, 49 cases of coronavirus infection were imported to Estonia from abroad, 32 of them from Russia, the article says.

In Russia, the daily increase in the number of coronavirus infections for the third day in a row amounted to 24,353 cases. The number of recorded deaths per day is 654. The largest number of deaths occurred in Moscow and St. Petersburg: 106 and 100, respectively. At the same time, in St. Petersburg, the infection was detected in 1828 people over the past day, and this is the maximum increase in cases in the region since February 3, when 1916 people were infected with the virus.

In total, 5,635,294 cases of coronavirus infection have been officially registered in the Russian Federation since the beginning of the epidemic, 138,579 died and 5,083,441 recovered.