Putin proposes additional coronavirus relief measures
Russian President Vladimir Putin./Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin./Reuters.

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed additional measures to support businesses and workers during the coronavirus crisis and said that Russia could not simply shut its economy down due to potentially destructive consequences.

Putin ordered federal and regional government to develop additional measures aimed at supporting citizens, adding that the next two to three weeks would be crucial in Russia's fight against the spread of the virus.

Source(s): Reuters