May 6, 2020 / 1:13 PM / in a month

Russian economic activity down 33% from pre-lockdown levels - economy minister

MOSCOW, May 6 (Reuters) - Economic activity in Russia has fallen 33% when compared with levels before lockdown measures were imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said on Wednesday.

Businesses across the country have been forced to temporarily close or work remotely in an effort to reduce coronavirus infections since late March. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh and Vladimir Soldatkin, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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