Sberbank proposed to allow the online sale of alcohol because of the quarantine, the same trade of drugs already approved by the President
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Sberbank of Russia is working with the government and the state Duma over the question of legalization of online sales of OTC drugs and alcohol in connection with mass quarantining of coronavirus, said the head of Bank Herman Gref in the course of the online conference. His words leads to “Interfax”. And Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to allow remote manufacturing of medical drugs.
“We are now working with the government and the State Duma to legalize the sale of drugs and alcohol through the Internet, because for sick people – is a medication for those in isolation is alcohol. (. . .) This is a very important measure allowing trade in over-the-counter dosage forms and alcohol online,” said Gref.
According to him, “now, the government has developed amendments to the presidential decrees and government regulations”. “I hope that this will soon be resolved and people will not have to visit stores and pharmacies. Sberbank, in particular, will support the service of distant trade through companies that are part of our ecosystem,” added Gref.
the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on distance selling of OTC medicines, and in this regard, is required to strengthen responsibleness for the sale of counterfeit goods. “The decree just signed, and Mikhail (Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. – Approx. “Interfax”) knows that permits distance selling of OTC drugs,” he said at a meeting with members of the government.
However, the President asked the government “to pay attention and make the necessary proposals to change the regulatory framework to the law on increase of responsibility for counterfeit goods to anybody in a head did not come to take advantage of the situation and provide people the fact that totally unsuitable for recovery”.
He noted that the issue of distance selling of medicines is important for families who are quarantined.
“In this connection I appeal to the government and our telecommunications companies. We need to use all reserves to accelerate the implementation of the order, which was formulated back in the message to the Federal Assembly, namely, to establish free access from home computers to socially important Russian Internet resources to order drugs, distance learning, receiving state services, even watching Patriotic movies, children’s programs and so forth,” – said the head of state.
Putin explained that “for those people who left home with families is extremely important.”
Earlier it was reported that the Ministry has issued guidelines to the stores. They include, in particular, the minimization of the queues and congestion of buyers to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
in addition, the Russians themselves began increasingly to make purchases, even everyday products online. High load on online retailers has led to a sharp increase in orders.
“We attribute this to the coronavirus. In the comments people write requests to the couriers to wear a medical mask if they feel the symptoms of SARS. Some couriers ask for pre-call and leave order at the door,” – said one of the companies.