56% of Russians supported the removal of restrictions due to coronavirus
29 May , 16:19
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According to a survey by the NRU Higher School of Economics (HSE) on the economic and social consequences of coronavirus in Russia and in the world, one in three Russians believes that it is too early to completely remove the restrictions imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

However, 56% opposed the restrictions.

Up to 56% of respondents supported the decision of the authorities to remove the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic. Of these, 35.6% of respondents believe that restrictive measures could be started even earlier, 20.4% think that this was done on time. However, one in three (31.3%) believes that it is too early to remove the restrictions on the self-isolation regime or even to tighten them at all.

“In the results of the survey, it was noted that the proportion of those who began to go for a walk (40%) significantly increased, 19.2% went for a walk with children. The proportion of those who meet with friends tripled over the month (from 6.7% to 21.9%). In general, Russians did not change their place of residence during self-isolation (93.5%), only 3.1% moved to the cottage, another 1.6% went to relatives, and 0.7% took housing in rent", - notes the Kommersant newspaper.

The Russians also noted in the survey their losses during forced isolation and suspension of economic activity. The proportion of respondents who have completely lost their income over the past two months is declining. In April, it was 23.7%; by May 26, it had dropped to 13.5%. The number of those who note a significant decrease in income is invariably about 31.8%.

Over the last day in Russia, 8572 new cases of infection with coronavirus were registered, the total number of cases exceeded 387 thousand people. The number of deaths from a new infection is growing, and for the first time amounted to 24 hours more than 200 people - 232 dead. In total, the disease claimed 4,374 lives in Russia, RBC notes . In a day, 8264 people recovered, their total number in the country reached 159 thousand people.