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In Russia are preparing a “plan B” for retail on the second wave COVID-19

In Russia are preparing a "plan B" for retail on the second wave COVID-19

the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the CPS to develop the Russian retail action plan in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infection COVID-19 to the stores were able to continue working. About it today during an online conference said the state Secretary, Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov.

“We are now working with the CPS of the so-called “plan B” in case of problems if it suddenly appears in the autumn, not to make decisions the toughest, most extreme, by closing everything, and to develop mechanisms and solutions that will allow and work sectors of the consumer market, and thus comply with all the requirements from the point of view of sanitary-epidemiological security”, — quotes “Finmarket”, the Deputy Minister.

Recall that in early June it became known that more than half of retail chains in Russia are going this year to close some of their stores because of the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19. Such data the newspaper “Izvestia” has provided to large consulting companies, information was confirmed by representatives of retailers and shopping centers (TC).

moreover, pointed out the publication about the possible closure of some talking points and heads of networks of public catering. As a result, by the end of the year is expected to increase vacant space in the shopping center to 10-12%, it can raise prices on most goods — by 4-15%, experts predicted.

However, they suggest, the closing of unprofitable points — a normal practice, therefore, not surprising that in the crisis, this process accelerated.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the ruble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the state on the national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.

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