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Coronavirus: Putin eases Russian lockdown as cases rise

2020-05-12 08:48:11       source:BBC

May 11, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that from Tuesday the nationwide coronavirus lockdown will be eased and businesses will go back to work.

He said the country's "non-working period" imposed to curb the virus had lasted six weeks.

The easing of restrictions will affect all sectors of the economy, Mr Putin said, but some regions may keep tighter controls if necessary.

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