The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has announced that lockdown restrictions will be eased starting Tuesday for all sectors of the economy.
Putin made the remarks in a televised address, the Russian leader also warned that danger was not yet out of sight hence the need to guard against the outbreak of a new wave of the epidemic and the growth of serious complications. He said:
Starting from tomorrow, May 12, the national period of non-working days will be over for all sectors of the economy.
The development comes when Russia has in the last 24 hours reported a record daily rise of 11 656 cases, bringing the official total to 221 344 making the country the third most hit country worldwide.
Meanwhile, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnso has also announced that the country will be easing lockdown restrictions.
Some states in the United States of America are also reportedly pushing for the reopening of economies after the country registered a highest unemployment rate in 70 years.
Governments which are mulling and actually easing lockdown restrictions are citing the adverse impact which the lockdowns have on the economy.