Covid-19 changes life in Russia unrecognizably

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Most Russians (80%) started going out less or stopped doing it completely as coronavirus continues spreading in Russia.

An opinion poll conducted by WCIOM All-Russian Research Fund, showed that the number of Russians who leave their homes for a walk has dropped twice. As many as 76% of respondents admitted that they started going to grocery stores or pharmacies a lot less frequently.

The absolute majority of respondents refused from personal meetings with friends and acquaintances - 84%.

  • 69% said that they stopped shaking hands and giving hugs when meeting friends and acquaintances.
  • 76 percent of the polled said that leave homes for urgent needs less frequently too.
  • 88% of Muscovites said that they stopped leaving homes.
  • 69%, said that they stopped meeting with their elderly relatives.
  • 77% of Muscovites said that they avoid tactical contacts, while 58% stopped doing it completely.
  • 90% of Muscovites have completely isolated themselves from friends and acquaintances.

Although the self-isolation index data show that Russians began to violate this regime more often, the majority (90%) of Muscovites polled by VTsIOM claim that most of their friends and relatives observe the rules of self-isolation. In Russia, the figure is lower, but not significantly - Most Russians (63%) assess the measures of the Russian authorities as sufficient. Over the five days since March 29, the share of those sharing this position increased by 11%, and the share of those who evaluated the measures as insufficient fell from 38% (March 29) to 26% (April 2).