Russian Businesses Form Alliance to Fight COVID-19

Sputnik, 19.03.2020

MOSCOW, March 19 (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Yandex and Mail.ru Group have formed an alliance to fight the spread of novel coronavirus in Russia, the Russian government said Thursday.

The representatives of the alliance met earlier in the day with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

"During the meeting, the creation of the alliance against COVID-19 was announced. The main objective of the alliance is to conduct the expedient testing of the population using the best available technologies, as well as to ensure industrial safety and uninterrupted operation of the large Russian companies," the Cabinet said in a statement.