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Putin to request Government to prepare action plan in one week to curb risks related to spread of Omicron COVID-19 strain

***In the upcoming weeks it will be clear how serious is the impact of the new strain

Russian President Vladimir Putin requested the Government to present to him an updated action plan to combat the new Omicron coronavirus strain ". 

"I request the Government to update an action plan in one week to curb risks related to spread of the new coronavirus strain ", - said Putin, speaking at VTB Capital’s "RUSSIA CALLING!" investment forum.

He noted that the strain had an impact on post-pandemic recovery rates of the global economy.

" The economy is gradually recovering, but rates of this recovery are once again questionable. And the reason for this is well-known – it’s still another disease wave, brought about by a new coronavirus strain, forcing governments across the world to take restrictive measures once again", - said Putin.

He underlined that " In the upcoming weeks it will be clear how serious is the impact of the new strain ".