Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the introduction of non-working days in the country from October 30 to November 7 with the preservation of wages. He stated this during a meeting with members of the government on October 20.
“It is especially important now to bring down the peak of the new wave of the Pandemic. And in this regard, taking into account the current situation, I certainly support your proposal, dear colleagues, to declare non-working days throughout the country with the preservation of wages for workers from October 30 to November 7 inclusive, “he said.
The Russian leader noted that, if necessary, the regions can extend the period of non-working days after November 7. He also called on the authorities of the subjects to assess the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection and, if necessary, introduce non-working days from October 23.
Putin also instructed to provide support to the regions with personnel and medicines, as well as provide measures to support business.
During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova pointed out that the epidemiological situation in the country is worsening. According to her, more than a month there has been an increase in the incidence of COVID-19.
Member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Vladimir Krugly, in turn, told Izvestia that the likelihood of extending non-working days differs from region to region, but this period is unlikely to be extended at the federal level.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.