Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting additional security guarantees for health workers fighting the coronavirus, in the event of death the payment will be 2.7 million rubles, the corresponding decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

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"to Provide doctors, average and younger medical personnel of medical organizations, drivers of ambulances who work directly with patients confirmed the presence of novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), and patients with suspected infection (further – medical workers), supplementary insurance guarantees in the form of lump-sum insurance payments," the document reads.