Weddings and divorces banned in Russia

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Russian president, Vladimir Putin

No weddings or divorces can be registered in Russia until at least June 1st, according to a new policy implemented by the Russian government.

The new measure is one of several put in place to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

The Russian Justice Ministry issued a directive to all regional authorities that no weddings or divorces can be registered until the 1st of June.

Like most countries around the world, Russia is having to battle the pandemic and have been forced to implement drastic measures to meet it.

The country has been placed in a lockdown after Moscow and St Petersburg, it’s two biggest cities, recorded a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections.