For non-working days in Russia, it is necessary to limit the sale of hard alcohol. This opinion is shared by the chief narcologist of the Ministry of Health Evgeny Bryun.
In conversation with the agency Interfax The expert said that introducing a dry law is not worth it. At the same time, he positively appreciated such a decision made for Yakutia and Transbaikalia
“We know that the Yakuts, like other indigenous peoples of Siberia, have problems with enzymes that process alcohol. Therefore, for them, against the background of the coronavirus epidemic, this is even more disastrous, ”he said.
Commenting on reports of allegedly increased sales of alcohol, Brun suggested that “people are caring for the future,” and complained that many do not understand the harmful effects of alcohol on the body during infectious diseases.
“Smoking and alcohol worsen the course of the disease and increase the infectious power of the virus, its virulence,” he emphasized.
Earlier, an initiative to limit the sale of alcohol was expressed in the State Duma and the Public Chamber. The idea is supported by the former chief sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation, deputy Gennady Onishchenko. According to him, such a measure must be introduced for the period of anti-epidemic measures. Moreover, such decisions should be made by local authorities, Onishchenko believes, writes “RIA News”.
In the Transbaikal Territory introduced a ban on the sale of alcohol in the period from April 2 to 6, further additional restrictions will apply. The decision was made due to numerous violations of the self-isolation regime by residents.
In the Krasnoyarsk Territory from April 2, you can buy alcohol from 10:00 to 18:00. Similar measures apply in Bashkiria.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade called Do not change the mode of selling alcohol unless absolutely necessary. With the request facilitate the abolition The restrictions imposed in the regions were addressed to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin by members of the Union of Alcohol Producers (SPAP), the Association of Retail Companies (ACORT) and Opora Rossii.