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"Sober Russia" asks to close alcohol stores during quarantine

"Sober Russia" asks to close alcohol stores during quarantine
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The Russian government received a proposal to close all alcohol stores during the coronavirus quarantine. Compared to March last year, alcohol sales have already grown by 47%.

According to RIA News, the initiative was made by a member of the Public Chamber, the head of the Sober Russia project Sultan Khamzaev. According to him, Russians from 18 to 60 years of age during the survey admitted that they almost doubled the purchase of alcohol. At the same time, respondents admitted that quarantine was the reason for this increase.

Various discounts at alcohol stores and other points of sale of alcohol exacerbate the situation. The expert called not to aggravate alcoholism among the population with precautions against coronavirus.

Such measures have already been taken in Yakutia: in several regions banned the sale of alcohol until April 6th. According to the Republican government, during quarantine crime soared under the influence of alcohol.
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