Putin Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through April in Russia

MOSCOW—Acknowledging the challenges of curbing the spread of coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended a stay-at-home order through the end of the month, in a move expected to seriously challenge the country’s ailing economy.

“We have not passed the peak of the epidemic in the world and in our country yet,” Mr. Putin said Thursday. “Due to this, I have decided to prolong the nonworking days through April 30.”


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