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Russia's Putin announces easing of coronavirus lockdown measures

Reuters , Monday 11 May 2020
A woman wears a protective face mask as she rides a bike along the Moskva river embankment in central Moscow on May 10, 2020, during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (Photo: AFP)
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President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would start gradually easing coronavirus-related lockdown measures from Tuesday, but that individual regions would need to tailor their approach to varying local conditions.

In a televised address on Monday, Putin also announced new welfare payments for families with children and new support measures for the Russian economy.

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