Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, may 7, proposed to expand the list of industries most affected by the pandemic coronavirus. According to the head of the state, it would need to include inland water transport and commuter train services.

the President stressed that the government is preparing a list of concrete measures to restore employment in the transport sector.

Earlier, on 7 may, the Minister of transport of Russia Eugene Dietrich stated that the ridership on all modes of transport fell dramatically during a pandemic. In some types of transportation declined by 95%.

the Minister noted that the airports before July, you need to allocate 10.1 billion rubles of extra support. According to him, this amount is pre-agreed with the Finance Ministry.

as of may 7, in Russia the number of cases of the disease COVID-19 reached 177 160. 23 803 persons were cured. 1625 patients died.