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Mishustin said that fighting poverty a priority

Despite global challenges, the fight against poverty remains a priority for the Russian government, and measures taken to support citizens during a pandemic, can be considered unprecedented – about 600 billion rubles were allocated for various forms of support to families with children, said Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

"Though global challenges have created many risks to the economy as a whole, the government remains of paramount importance to the fight against poverty. This topic is under special control of the President and us," - said Mishustin in the report on the activities of the Cabinet in the state Duma.

He added that measures have been taken to support citizens and the economy at the time of the pandemic, can be considered unprecedented, and the sum of the allocated funds, and the scope of industries. The government did everything to direct financial assistance to quickly reach specific destinations.

"Of all the various forms of support in the amount of about six billion people have been family, which brought more than twenty-six and a half million children," - said Mishustin.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 14.5 million cases of infection, over 607 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.