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Putin instructed to punish pharmacies for price increases due to coronavirus

Putin instructed to punish pharmacies for price increases due to coronavirus
Photo by: kremlin.ru
At a meeting with the federal government, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the punishment of pharmacies that speculate on the situation with the coronavirus. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova spoke about the most egregious facts of overpricing. 

"Some pharmacies raised prices to 70-100 rubles, when until the new year, one mask was sold for 1,5 rubles," the deputy prime minister said. The head of state announced the need to identify and revoke licenses of such organizations.

Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation have already developed a bill that will exclude the situation with overpricing in pharmacies. Tomorrow it will be considered at a meeting of the coordinating council of the faction for lawmaking.

Earlier it was reported that in the capital of the Trans-Baikal Territory bought up three-year supply of medical masks. People fear the spread of coronavirus, a case of which is registered in the region.
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