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In Russia against the background of self-isolation for coronavirus increased sales of alcoholic beverages. This is evidenced by data from the National Association for the protection of the rights of consumers, RIA Novosti reported.
The volume of retail sales of alcohol in April increased by 17.1 million gallons and increased by 5.2 percent in annual terms. Most spike in the sale of vodka (9.2 percent) and wine (9 percent). Compared to the same period of 2019 retail sales of vodka grew by 3.8 percent, and wines at 6.7 percent. Sales of champagne and sparkling wines grew 3.6 percent, at the same time, sales of cognac, by contrast, fell by 1.6 percent.
In General, the volume of alcohol sales since the beginning of the year increased 2.9 percent to 67.9 million decaliters. Specified that statistic does not account for the sale of beer, beer drinks, cider and Mead.
In early may, the Minister of health of Michael Murashko said that during the period of restrictive measures for the consumption of alcohol has increased by 2-3 percent “fairly evenly”. He reminded that alcoholic drinks weaken the immune system, therefore, cannot be considered as assistants in the prevention or treatment of coronavirus.
In the Russian regions due to the spread of the coronavirus, imposed a regime of isolation. As of may 24, the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic in Russia has risen to 344 481. For the entire period recorded 3541 fatal, recovered 113 299 people. For the last day was 8599 new infections.
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