Purchasing products in the supermarket, March 20, 2020
AGN Moscow / Sergey Kiselev
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the announcement next week, from 30 March to 3 April after hours with pay. The document does not apply to employees of a number of organizations reported Wednesday on the Kremlin website.
According to the decree, it does not apply to workers in continuously operating organizations; medical and pharmacy organizations; organizations providing the population with food products and essential goods; organizations performing emergency work in emergency situations, in other cases threatening life or normal living conditions of the population; organizations engaged in urgent repair and loading and unloading.
the Federal authorities, and also authorities in the regions assigned, starting from the sanitary-epidemiological situation, to determine the number of employees who will be required to work from March 30 to April 3, according to the text of the decree. The same instruction is given and the media, reports “Interfax”.
that next week Russia will be broken, Putin announced earlier on Wednesday, speaking on a televised address to the nation about the situation with COVID-19. “It is extremely important to prevent the risk of a rapid spread of the disease. So I declare next week after hours with pay. That is, the weekend will run from Saturday 28 March to Sunday 5 April,” he said.
Pthe resident also said that “all the structures of life support, medical facilities, pharmacies, shops, companies, providing banking and financial payments, transportation and authorities at all levels will continue its work”.
“Long weekend prescribed to reduce the rate of spread of the disease. I appeal to all citizens of the country, let us not rely on our Russian “Avos”, – said Vladimir Putin.