the health Ministry supported the idea of the Federation Council to raise the minimum age of sale of alcohol from 18 years to 21 years. This was stated by the chief psychiatrist of the Ministry of health Eugene Brune in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking”.

He has repeatedly made a proposal to limit the sale of alcohol.

According to Brune, in particular, alcohol, like Smoking, affects the course of disease in infected with the coronavirus infectious and increases the strength of the infection.

Earlier, Senator Valery Ryazansky recommended that the government raise the minimum age of sale of alcohol. He stressed that in a pandemic the health of the nation is of particular relevance. According to him, the senators also are asking the state Duma to speed up consideration of the bill about restriction of Smoking of tobacco.

on 13 may, the Minister of health Michael Murashko said that in the regime of self-isolation during a pandemic coronavirus Russians were more likely to die from alcohol. In his opinion, the restriction of the sale of alcoholic beverages would pave “the way to reduce mortality and morbidity” and gradually move away from a culture of alcohol dependence.