the Russians in the period of isolation of coronavirus were more likely to buy alcohol in a large container. This is reported by “Vedomosti”, citing data from research company Nielsen, which take into account sales in cities with population from 10 thousand people.
Analysts attributed this behavior to the fact that the Russians were stocked up on alcohol, and a large container for it easier.
it is estimated that in April 2020, foreigners have bought vodka in packing exceeding 1 l, 19% more than in April last year. As previously, the demand for such packaging has declined — from March 2019 to April 2020, sales of vodka in packaging more than 1 liter fell by 26%.
Whisky, in containers of 1-2 litre Russians began to buy more at 52%, while the national average sales decreased by 5%.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor reported that during the regime of isolation in connection with the coronavirus alcohol use can put people’s health in greater danger and can lead to mental disorders.
“the European regional office of the world health organization (who) reminds us that alcohol consumption does not protect against a new coronavirus COVID-19. Alcohol consumption is associated with the development of a wide spectrum of infectious and non-communicable diseases and mental health disorders that can increase people’s vulnerability to COVID-19. In particular, alcohol affects the immune system and increases the risk of adverse health consequences,” — said in the message.
Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko said that the Russians during the propagation of a coronavirus were more likely to die from diseases associated with alcohol abuse.
“unfortunately, during this period, the role of alcohol in mortality rate started to increase,” he said.
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