Demand for a range of sporting goods from Russian retailers AliExpress in March increased eight times compared to February against the background of the introduction of self-isolation. This is stated in the message received on Friday, April 3, in “Izvestia”.
Earlier, on April 1, the Beru marketplace reported that the demand of Russians for dumbbells and mats for fitness increased six times, and in General for sports goods-by 60% in the last week of March.
On the avito ad service, dumbbells and barbells were also in the highest demand, with supply increasing by 2% since February and demand by 38%. Yoga mats are 30% more popular, and home cardio equipment (treadmills and ellipses) are 16% more popular.
The day before, the period of non-working days in Russia was extended until the end of April. This decision was made to reduce the rate of spread of coronavirus infection. On March 29, the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region introduced a mandatory home self-isolation regime for all residents, regardless of age. Subsequently, such restrictive measures were introduced in other regions of the country. On March 31, the state Duma adopted a law on criminal penalties for violating the quarantine.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 190 countries around the world. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to operstab data as of April 3, 4149 cases of coronavirus were registered in Russia in 78 regions. There were 34 fatalities over the entire period.
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