May 11, 2020 / 2:08 PM / 13 days ago

Russia's Putin announces easing of coronavirus lockdown measures

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would start gradually easing coronavirus-related lockdown measures from Tuesday, but that individual regions would need to tailor their approach to varying local conditions.

In a televised address on Monday, Putin also announced new welfare payments for families with children and new support measures for the Russian economy.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Daria Korsunskaya; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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