Russia to accelerate rehabilitation of tourism sector

Over the past 24 hours, 6.7K new COVID-19 cases were registered in Russia, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a videoconference with his deputies, government website reports. “The number is decreasing despite an increased number of COVID-19 and antibody tests. We will continue to increase the number of tests. This helps identify new cases quickly, helping the patients and preventing them from infecting those around them,” he noted.

According to Mishustin, “Life is returning to normal in an increasing number of regions. People are thinking about ways to spend the remaining summer months. Starting 1 July, over 70 regions will open up to tourists. Overall, the demand for tourism services is growing. But the average occupancy so far varies between 20 and 30% across Russia. To accelerate the rehabilitation of the tourism sector, we have added it to the list of the affected industries and have approved additional measures to support tourism in the national action plan.”

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