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Russia Lifts Its National Lockdown Today

AFP news agency quoted President Vladimir Putin on May 11, saying that the country's shutdown period, which was imposed to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, will be lifted from today.

"Starting tomorrow, May 12, the period of the country's outages will be lifted for all sectors of the economy."

Putin said, noting that areas of Russia will have Maintain any virus protection if necessary.

On the other hand, the Russian leader said that large-scale events would still be banned and sanitary conditions would still have to be maintained. People 65 and older still have to stay indoors.

If safety standards are strictly followed, some sectors of the economy, such as construction and agriculture, may resume operations. There will be new measures to support the economy of the country, Mr. Putin emphasized.

According to the Kremlin boss, the tax cuts will help companies damaged by the COVID-19 crisis and welfare payments will help families affected by this dangerous pandemic.

Meanwhile, up to noon 11/5, Russia recorded a record 11,656 new cases of COVID-19 in 84 regions, bringing the total number of cases to 221,344, ranking 3rd in the world in the number of cases.

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