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Global economy recovery rates questionable due to new COVID strain - Putin

The global economy recovery rates are again questionable due to a new wave of the pandemic caused by a new COVID strain, said Vladimir Putin, President of the RF, speaking at "RUSSIA CALLING!" investment forum.

"Naturally, general attention has for about two years focused on the coronavirus epidemic, nothing we can do about it. Its impact on investment, business, cooperation links is immense, it affects the whole global economy. Let me point out, that 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 ", - said Putin.