Putin has allowed the Cabinet to freeze the prices of medicines

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the Cabinet will be able to set maximum retail prices for medicines and drugs that are not included in the list of vital and also limit selling prices of manufacturers and charges them VAT. The condition for such measures is an epidemic, an emergency or an unreasonable increase in the cost of drugs in several regions more than 30 percent within 30 days.

However, there are restrictions and the government: it can fix the prices of medicines for a period of not more than 90 days.