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Russia to spend more than $27 billion on anti-crisis measures: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is set to spend more than 2 trillion roubles ($26.96 billion) on its anti-crisis programme to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said on Thursday.

Russia has so far recorded 27,938 cases and 232 coronavirus-related deaths. Moscow and several other regions have imposed lockdowns to stem contagion.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Alison Williams)