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The UN has estimated losses of tourism due to pandemic coronavirus

The loss of the international tourism sector due to the spread of a new type of coronavirus in 2020 reached $ 320 billion, which is more than three times the losses in this area due to the economic crisis in 2009, reported in its press release, the world tourism organization of the United Nations (UNWTO).

The world tourism organization notes that the number of tourists in the imposition of coronavirus restrictions and the almost complete closure of the countries declined by 300 million. In the period from January to may compared to the same period last year the number of tourist trips abroad around the world fell by 56%. The number of trips in may compared to may 2019 fell to 98%.

Secretary General of the organization Zurab Pololikashvili noted the need to restore international tourism as soon as possible, as the situation in the tourism sector threatens millions of lives and incomes of people.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is already identified more than 16 million cases of infection, over 646 thousand people died.

In many countries against the background of the pandemic was introduced large-scale restrictions in the field of socio-economic life, including the closure of shops, restaurants, sports clubs, the ban on mass events, stop tourism due to restrictions on movement. Now began the process of gradual easing of quarantine measures, however, from the so-called "lockdown" the economy has suffered greatly.

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