Mishustin: the Economic life of Russia must not stop

the Willingness of the Federation to any scenario discussed at the joint meeting of the Presidium of the coordination Council and the working group of the state Council on combating coronavirus. Last week the President announced extension of holidays till the end of April, giving regional authorities additional powers: they themselves will decide what the company should suspend the work, and whose activities are fundamental to livelihoods. “It’s important to carefully weigh and determine is really necessary for the life of a particular region of the enterprise that will continue to work. Even in this difficult situation the economic life of the country to stay should not”, – said the Prime Minister.

Photo: Valery sharifulin/TASS the Cabinet instructed the Ministry to provide medical organizations with means of protection

“Today, we need to make decisions and to act taking into account the specifics of a particular region, not to use a single template for the entire country, to take into account the economic situation, population density, in real-time to assess the extent of spread of infection,” – said Mishustin. The peak incidence in Russia has not yet passed, he warned, so the hospitals in the regions must be ready to receive patients. “We can not exclude development of events according to the complex scenario,” – said the head of the Cabinet.

the Government will forbid to disable small and medium enterprises from the utilities and electricity, if they will not be able to pay

the Government was taking all measures, including the support of the health system and to retard the spread of infection. In particular, the order to double the number of beds, Osnatit their all the necessary equipment. A week ago, on the basis of the prepared regions of the calculations was allocated to more than 33 billion rubles for the organization of additional infectious areas in hospitals. The Ministry of Finance has brought funds to the regions, but now, said Mikhail Mishustin, heads of some regions complain about the lack of money and unavailability of health facilities to the patients. “This attitude is unacceptable, he warned the governors. Colleagues, this is the area of your personal responsibility, and there is no need to shift the blame on his deputies or regional Ministers of health. This work must be brought to an end.”

Photo: Alexander Kryazhev/ RIA Novosti the Cabinet will provide financial assistance waiting for departure in the Russian Federation the compatriots

the Cabinet, in turn, continues to make decisions to curb new threats. In particular, a zero rate of VAT on imported essential drugs and medical supplies, if the owners gratuitously transfer them to the hospitals that help sick COVID-19. “We are talking about the test-systems, protective masks, costumes, installations for air protection and non-contact thermometers, ventilators and drugs that can be used for the treatment of coronavirus infection”, – said Prime Minister, stressing that it will affect already imported from March 16 goods.

Entrepreneurs are actually donating their own money – I know a lot of governors talking about it, – do charity work, and of course the money should go to the destination and entirely be used to purchase medical equipment or drugs, and not withdrawn gthe state in taxes and customs duties, – said Mishustin.

the Allocated funds for incentive payments for doctors and medical relief workers infected with coronavirus and people from risk groups. Of the previously approved 10.2 billion roubles to the regions now receive half, and the other is to remain in reserve. Another 320 million rubles for the same purpose allocated Federal medical and biological Agency.

Launched by a number of mechanisms of support of small and medium businesses in the affected industries. Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on allocation this year of 5 billion rubles to subsidize the interest payments on already issued loans. All payments will be postponed for six months. The payment of one third of the percentage will take over the state by providing grants and a third of the jar. The programme covers the period from 1 April to 1 October 2020, in which banks will have to provide the borrower a deferral of principal, and for nine months will not increase the interest on the loan and to demand early performance of obligations, if the SME to fulfill its obligations. It’s one thing to pay during this period, one third of interest payments or this amount is included in the principal debt.

Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti Mishustin: Small and medium business will receive 150 billion roubles to support employment

in addition, the moratorium on bankruptcy at the request of the creditors in respect of organizations and individual entrepreneurs of the industries recognized as the most affected due to the spread of infection as well as companies listed strategic.

Preparing new solutions to help business survive the hard timesand. The government will forbid to disable small and medium enterprises from the utilities and electricity, if they will not be able to pay for them. On such debt, said the Prime Minister, the fines will not be charged, and repay it in installments. SMEs will also receive support payments for the lease of commercial space. “Within six months small firms will pay rent based on their actual earnings, and accumulated during this time to extinguish the debt in a period of one year in installments,” – said Mishustin. Owners of commercial property, which will meet, will receive from regions the benefit of the property tax.