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Russia: Ventilator Catches Fire in Coronavirus ICU, Killing Five

At least Russian five patients on ventilators in an intensive care unit (ICU) because of the Chinese coronavirus were killed during a fire at a hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, as the country continues to struggle with its response to the global pandemic. 

A Russian Emergency Situation worker attends the scene of a fire at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A fire at St. George Hospital has killed five coronavirus patients. Russian emergency officials said all five had been put on ventilators. The emergency officials told the …

Ten Hospitalized by Supermarket Bombing in Russia

An explosive device described by Russian media as containing about seven ounces of TNT detonated at a supermarket in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, injuring at least ten people. One of the victims is said to be in critical condition.

An investigator speaks on the phone inside a supermarket after an explosion in St.Petersburg on Wednesday. (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)