Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

  • An aerial view shows fresh graves Thursday at the Yastrebkovskoe cemetery, which serves as one of the burial grounds for those who died of the coronavirus, outside Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)

MOSCOW — Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began.