Putin to Loosen Lockdown Despite Russia’s Emergence as Coronavirus Hot Spot

Russia is easing orders that require most workers to stay at home even as the country’s coronavirus cases continue to grow rapidly.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the move on Monday and said that the “nonworking period” would be lifted the following day.

“Starting from tomorrow, May 12, the national period of nonworking days will be over for all sectors of the economy,” he said during a meeting with officials, according to Agence France-Presse.

Putin said that individual regions of the country would still be able to maintain restrictions to combat the pandemic. The mayor of Moscow extended a lockdown of Russia’s capital through the rest of May. (Read more from “Putin to Loosen Lockdown Despite Russia’s Emergence as Coronavirus Hot Spot” HERE)

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